Lewandowski: Bayern will hit top form

Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski was pleased with his side’s first title of the new season and warned that FC Bayern Munchen will return to their all-conquering form of previous years.

The Bavarians claimed only the Bundesliga last term, with Borussia Dortmund winning the DFB-Pokal and Real Madrid walking away with the Champions League trophy.

They have also struggled in pre-season, with four defeats in their past five friendly outings.

But Carlo Ancelotti’s side did manage to twice come back from a goal down to claimed a penalty shoot-out victory over rivals Dortmund in the DFL-Super Cup on Saturday.

Lewandowski cancelled out Christian Pulisic’s 12th minute opener on 18 minutes as a Roman Burki own-goal on 88 minutes chalked off Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 71st minute goal.

And the striker, who also netted the first of his side’s penalties in a 5-4 win, said Bayern will work on their errors and be back to their best form within “a few months”.

He told the club’s official website: “I’m very glad about the victory, it is the first title.

“We turned in a very good display. We made a few mistakes but it is the first match of the season.

“We have to step it up even more now. I’m sure everything will be going perfectly in a few months. We will surely be as strong as in the last or the second-to-last year.

“It was a different kind of preparation for us, but now we had a little more time to train, and I’m very happy that we won the first title.”

Up next for Bayern is a DFB-Pokal clash with Chemnitzer on Saturday. They play their first Bundesliga match at home to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on August 18.