Guardiola brushes aside Super Cup defeat to BvB
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola said the European champions were unconcerned despite their 4-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup – a repeat of May’s UEFA Champions League final.
It was the Spaniard’s first loss since taking over from Jupp Heynckes, who last season steered Munich to become the first German team to win the treble of European, league and cup titles.
Dortmund’s German international midfielder Marco Reus scored the second of his two goals in the 86th-minute to settle the showdown at Borussia’s Westfalenstadion.
Bayern were without key midfielders Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger and, with the Bundedesliga set to restart on 9 August, Guardiola said the errors will be fixed.
“Overall, I am happy with the performance,” said the 42-year-old ex-Barcelona coach, who suffered his first defeat in ten pre-season games since taking charge last month.
“We played well and what happened came down to individual situations. Even though we lost, I didn’t get the feeling that Dortmund were better than us. We still have ten days to get ready for the Bundesliga restart and to correct our minor errors.”