Muller lauds Bayern hunger

Thomas Muller has praised his side for showing they are still "hungry" for success after hammering Hamburg 5-0 on Friday night.

Bayern began their 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign in style by putting five goals past Hamburg in a quality performance that underlined that they will be taking no prisoners in their search for a record fourth consecutive league title.

Mehdi Benatia put the Bavarians ahead in the first half, before the home side set the Allianz Arena on fire in the second period, with Muller claiming a brace between goals from Robert Lewandowski and Douglas Costa.

Speaking after the match, Muller asserted that the Bavarians ruthless display was a sign of their desire to maintain a high level of success.

"That was a super team performance. Once again, we've proved we're still hungry despite all our success in recent years, and we don't ease off even when we're 3-0 up," Muller told the club's official website. "We want to maintain this mentality."

Manager Pep Guardiola declared himself satisfied with the result, and particularly the league debuts of new signings Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa.

"It was hard work in the first half because Hamburg played with six at the back," he said.

"We switched things around a bit at half-time and we improved after that. We had a few problems keeping the pace of the game high.

"I'm pleased with the debuts for Douglas Costa and Arturo Vidal. They have quality and experience and will bring a lot to Bayern Munich.

"It was the first match and I'm satisfied with the performance."