Bayern's style matters most, says Guardiola

The German champions moved back to the summit of the standings after beating Paderborn 4-0 on Tuesday but the Bavarian side’s coach says the important thing was how they played


Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says he was more pleased with how his side performed in their 4-0 win over Paderborn at the Allianz Arena, than the fact that the result moved them top of the Bundesliga.

The newly-promoted visitors had gone in to the fixture as league leaders – above their hosts on goal difference – but a double from Mario Gotze, as well as strikes from Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski, meant their stay at the summit was short-lived.

“We played very well for the first 25 minutes,” Guardiola told reporters.

“Overall, I’m pleased because our build-up play has improved. We’re top now, but that’s not what matters at the moment. What matters is the way we play.”

Winger Arjen Robben, who was involved in the build-up to three of his side’s goals, was also delighted with his team’s performance, but said that they now need to keep up the good work.

“It was important to win and lay down a marker,” said the 30-year-old.

“We were simply the better team. They had problems closing us down at the start. We made the most of it and took an early 2-0 lead. That’s our first win by a big margin and we need to keep it up.”

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