Niko Kovac hails Bayern Munich performance in German Super Cup

    Niko Kovac admits he is not disappointed with Bayern Munich’s performance against Borussia Dortmund even though his team missed out on the German Super Cup trophy

    The Bavarians suffered a 2-0 loss to arch-rivals on Saturday night, conceding a flattering title to Dortmund after three years.

    Although the reigning Bundesliga holders had a few sitters in the first 45 minutes, they’ve struggled to put the ball behind Marwin Hitz’s back, which ultimately cost them in this massive heavyweights clash.

    Niko Kovac has hailed his side’s display but has admitted that the kind of mistakes his players have committed can’t go unpunished against a team of Dortmund’s quality.

    “We are of course disappointed to lose this match. We had a very good game, we dominated, but we made two mistakes that the BVB exploited,” the Croatian manager said.

    “We did not take advantage of our opportunities, so we lost. But I’m not unhappy.”

    BVB knew how to punish Bayern’s mistakes from the first half, with the 19-year-old star Jadon Sancho spearheading his team to their first Super Cup in five years.

    The former Manchester City youth product first supplied Paco Alcacer with a delightful assist three minutes inside the second period before sealing Dortmund’s win midway point through the second half.

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