By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The Bavarian giants had an easy Champions League opener against Valencia at the Allianz Arena and ran out 2-1 winners on the night. But Heynckes, ever the perfectionist, stated his view after the match that his side should have dominated the game and ensured a much larger share of the possession.
Nelson Haedo Valdez scored his first goal for Valencia in the game in what was otherwise a one-sided affair but Heynckes was left impressed by the Spanish side's tactical discipline and admitted that they did not make it easy for his side to win the game.
"Overall we played a confident match. As you could see Valencia are very well organised," he was quoted as saying in the post-match press conference.
"They play a good pressing game and bring lots of bodies back to defend. It was not that easy to win today [Wednesday].
"Nevertheless, we should have made more of our midfield pressure and maybe could have been a bit more adventurous going forward."
Heynckes defended Javi Martinez's showing in the game as the Spaniard was unable to provide impetus to the attack. The coach remains confident that the 24-year-old will shun the defensive mindset that he had to adopt at former club Athletic Bilbao and get used to Bayern's attacking tactic over time.
"It is clear that Javi Martínez will need time to settle in and find his place in the team. He has to adapt to our way of playing and to get used to the team.
"That takes time, even though he already looks quite good."
And he warned his side to be more disciplined in future outings as Bayern also missed the chance to score a penalty in the dying minutes of the game. Valencia stopper Diego Alves made a terrific penalty save to deny Mario Mandžukić and helped ensure that Los Che had a respectable scoreline to take back to Spain.
"We conceded a late goal, which cannot happen so easily in future. Missing the penalty is also something we won't get away with again," Heynckes warned.
Bayern next play Belarusian champions BATE Borisov on October 2 while Valencia host Lille at the Mestalla in their next Champions League outing.