"Who thinks we can win the Bundesliga title this season?!" Jadon Sancho was Borussia Dortmund's matchwinner in the Supercup Klassiker with Bayern Munich. - © imago images / osnapix
"Who thinks we can win the Bundesliga title this season?!" Jadon Sancho was Borussia Dortmund's matchwinner in the Supercup Klassiker with Bayern Munich. - © imago images / osnapix
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Borussia Dortmund's Supercup matchwinner Jadon Sancho: "This might be our year!"

Jadon Sancho says Borussia Dortmund's 2019 DFL Supercup win could be just the start, while Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was left questioning his side's self-belief.

bundesliga.com rounds up the reaction to Dortmund's eye-catching 2-0 triumph at the Signal Iduna Park...

Borussia Dortmund

Jadon Sancho (Dortmund winger): "We came into this game knowing that it was going to be challenging. They won the double last year, so we tried to make a point. We’ve been working hard in pre-season, and today is proof of that. So I’m just happy for the team, and for myself, especially getting an assist and a goal. I’m just happy to get off to a good start. This might be our year!"

Watch: Jadon Sancho reflects on Dortmund's Supercup marker

Lucien Favre (Dortmund coach): "It was a tough game. Bayern had 65 per cent possession, that’s too much. But we defended well, and were very compact. We played our cards well on the counter-attack, but we lost the ball too often. We have to do better with that."

Manuel Akanji (Dortmund defender): "We put in a good performance. If we keep working on ourselves like this, I’m optimistic for the season."

Marco Reus (Dortmund captain): "You have to put everything into it, you have to play with passion and work extremely hard. We were very effective going forward today. We did not require that many chances, although we did have a few. We have to thank Marwin [Hitz] - he was fantastic between the posts today. The game isn’t a good indicator of how the season will go as both teams are still in pre-season, but it was a good game to watch with chances at both ends. We deserved to win."

Watch: Marco Reus discusses the keys to Dortmund's Supercup win

Michael Zorc (Dortmund sporting director): "Bayern were able to play through our midfield too easily, we lacked aggression there. Otherwise, we defended very well and went forward quickly. I think that, overall, we’re pretty well equipped."

Sebastian Kehl (Dortmund’s head of the licensed player division): "We’re happy. We knew the game would have a special flavor. We’ll happily take the trophy as it gives us momentum."

Bayern Munich

Manuel Neuer (Bayern captain): "I thought the first half was good, we could have scored. But through our own mistakes, such as for both goals we conceded, we let Dortmund get back into the game. If we had avoided such mistakes, there is a good chance we would have won the game. Overall, we’re still happy with how pre-season has gone."

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern striker): "After the first goal, we didn’t believe maybe 100 per cent that we could win this game. In the second half, we also had a few chances to score. So maybe we have to work on that still."

Watch: Robert Lewandowski explains where it went wrong for Bayern in the Supercup

Niko Kovac (Bayern coach): "We lost the game, and naturally we’re sad about that. I think we played a decent game, not very good, but decent. We dominated the match, and made two mistakes that BVB exploited. We didn’t take our opportunities, and that’s why we lost. We’re in our fourth week of pre-season. That was the first game in which everyone played 90 minutes, you can’t expect any more than that. I’m not unhappy. It wasn’t a great game, but we simply had to take our chances and not play to BVB’s strengths: turning over possession and counter-attacks."

Joshua Kimmich (Bayern defender): "They deserved to win, even though they weren’t better than us. You saw two quite weak teams in the first half. In the second, we came out and immediately conceded a goal. Dortmund made a lot of mistakes. The problem was that we made even more mistakes and Dortmund cashed in on them."