Cottbus (dpa) - Coach Niko Kovac seemed quite relaxed, the players were already looking forward to a new teammate - with whom they may play together officially after their arrival in Munich.
That the performance of the always highly demanding German record cup winner and record champions FC Bayern Munich against the fourth-rate FC Energie Cottbus was not intoxicating, played in the stadium of friendship after the 3-1 in the DFB Cup not so big role.
"I think we did well. We got on, that's okay. No one hurt, »was Kovac's conclusion. Order completed on the way to the hoped for 20. Cup triumph in club history. Maybe with Ivan Perisic.
"If all goes well and all the papers are sent back and forth, he should be a player of ours," said Kovac about the approaching change of the 30-year-old vice world champion from Croatia back into the Bundesliga. "He is a player who knows the Bundesliga very well, who is flexible in the offensive," praised football goalkeeper Manuel Neuer the midfielder, who come from Inter Milan and reportedly to be initially borrowed. "He is a player with experience," said Bayern pro David Alaba.
The medical check completed Perisic already on Monday. Meanwhile, Kovac has repeatedly expressed his displeasure at ranking Croats as a B or C solution after Manchester City's Leroy Sané has suffered a knee injury.
Asked whether FC Bayern, as reported by a Spanish media, also negotiated with Barcelona for a loan from Brazil's Philippe Coutinho, Kovac avoided: "I'll do the following: That's not what the coach is talking about Sports director. "After optimistic statements about a Sané obligation before his injury Kovac had been rebuked by Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and also sports director Hasan Salihamidzic.
"This is not a request concert for the players. But if those responsible become active, it's certainly more on the offensive, "said Neuer on Bayern's activities in the transfer market. Excited, the 33-year-old did not seem to mind HR policy just before the Bundesliga start with the opening game of the Bavarian defending champion at Hertha BSC.
"I am very confident that we will have a good squad. We talked internally, and that's why I'm sure that will happen, "said Neuer, who had just one cause for annoyance in Cottbus: the hosts' 1-3 home goal conceded by Berkan Taz. Previously, Robert Lewandowski (32 minutes), Kingsley Coman (64) and Leon Goretzka (85) had scored the first Bayern goals on the way to the desired Cup victory.
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