Frankfurt - FC Bayern Munich were made to work exceptionally hard for their second Bundesliga win in as many games on Matchday 2.
A somewhat ordinary performance was enough to see off Eintracht Frankfurt, but as midfielder Toni Kroos explained after the game, it is still very early days for Pep Guardiola's charges.
Question: Herr Kroos, that was a tight one today in Frankfurt. Did you expect it to be so difficult to win here against Eintracht?
Toni Kroos: We really should have avoided it by deciding the game sooner. If we’d taken our chances better and been more effective on the counterattack, then we would have put the game to bed early on.
Question: Were you nevertheless able to see progress being made compared to your last game against Gladbach?
Kroos: Our positioning was better and we gave our opponents far less room. We also worked a lot better in defence, but we're still in a process.
Question: How long is that process going to last?
Kroos: That’s hard to say, but we’ve first got to find our rhythm. We were hardly able to train together this week because of the international games and so it was our first week of the season with a midweek match.
Question: What changes can you feel in the game compared to last season?
Kroos: Overall, our game is more intensive and we run more. For that, we need all the energy we’ve got, and that’s tough after an international week.
Question: What are your thoughts looking ahead to the coming games?
Kroos: What matters is that we got three points so we are on maximum points and don’t have to chase anybody. That’s what we wanted to avoid at all costs and we’ve managed it today.
Interview: Alexander Dionisius