Ancelotti: Bayern ready for league opener

Carlo Ancelotti Bayern

FC Bayern München manager Carlo Ancelotti is eager for their Bundesliga campaign to get underway and believes his players will be ready for the opening clash.

Die Roten begin the defence of their Bundesliga title at home against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Friday and Ancelotti is hopeful that his charges can get off to a winning start.

“We’re looking forward to starting off against Leverkusen,” he told the club’s official website.

“The first match is always tough but I think we’re ready for the match, and I hope we’ll turn in a good display.”

When asked about pre-season preparation, he added: “[It] wasn’t easy. Many players were on holiday when we started, so it was difficult to prepare for the trip to Asia.”

“Everything’s going according to plan, our rhythm is good at the moment. We’ll see which players will be available on Friday. We’ll be able to integrate all our players then.”