The Bavarians’ coach has voiced his delight with his troops’ group-stage performances, while Sebastian Rode is eagerly anticipating the draw for the round of 16
Pep Guardiola feels Bayern Munich were better than their opponents in every game they have played in this season’s Champions League.
The Bundesliga champions beat CSKA Moscow 3-0 on Wednesday evening to make it five wins from six games in Group E and their Catalan coach was delighted with not only his side’s performance at the Allianz Arena, but their overall campaign thus far.
“We lost only once in the group stages and were better than the opposition in every game,” Guardiola told reporters after his side’s victory.
“I am proud of the entire squad. We were outstanding. We were always focused. Everybody did very well.”
Sebastian Rode, who scored Bayern’s second goal of the night, was equally satisfied with his side’s performances so far this term and is keen to find out who they will meet in the knockout stage.
“It was a nearly perfect group stage,” he enthused. “It’s a pity that we lost at Manchester City [at the Etihad Stadium on matchday five]. Now we are looking forward to the draw of the last 16 on Monday.
“Moscow played very defensively tonight [Wednesday] and we wasted some good chances.
“The first goal in the Champions League is always something special, but it‘s more important that we won this match.”