Ancelotti hails Bayern’s ‘attitude and performance’

FC Bayern München coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed his side’s “attitude and performance” after they cruised to a 5-0 victory over Carl Zeiss Jena in the DFB-Pokal on Friday night.

Ancelotti had warned his side against complacency ahead of the match, and he got the reaction he was look for as the Bavarians were rarely troubled in a comfortable win at Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld in Jena.

Robert Lewandowski scored a first-half hat-trick to put Bayern firmly in control, before Arturo Vidal and Mats Hummels added their names to the scoresheet after the break.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Ancelotti said: “Our performance and our attitude were both good.

“We scored an early goal and were in full control. We are very happy with that.”

Lewandowski, who claimed the man-of-the-match award for his goal-scoring exploits, was happy with his contribution, but was quick to point out that there was room for improvement.

“It is not important whether it is a Bundesliga or a DFB-Pokal game,” the Poland international said. “The people always expect goals from me and I always want to score.

“It was important for us to put in a good display here. But there is still room for improvement.”