FC Bayern München head coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed an improved performance from his side after they returned to the winning trail on Saturday evening.
The Bavarian giants went into the Bundesliga clash with Borussia Mönchengladbach aiming to bounce back from two consecutive league draws, and they did just that as first-half goals from Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa secured a 2-0 win.
Ancelotti was immensely pleased with his side’s first-half showing, in particular, telling the official Bundesliga website: “The team knew exactly where they had to improve compared to last week’s draw with Frankfurt.
“They had control over the game and played perhaps their best first half of the season.
“The second half wasn’t quite as good, but I know the team aren’t operating at 100 percent after a midweek game in the Champions League. Overall, it was still a good display.”
Centre-back Mats Hummels, meanwhile, echoed the sentiments of the Italian tactician, saying: “We were dominant and focussed in the first half.
“We created a lot of chances and gave very little away We could have scored more. We were too passive on and off the ball in the second half and sat too deep.
“There were one or two hairy moments, especially when Andre Hahn hit the woodwork.
“You could see we were a little flat and when that happens, a team as good as Gladbach can also create chances.”