Manuel Pellegrini, City manager
We didn't play well and Bayern, as they always are, were very good. We made a lot of errors at important times. We tried a different way of playing in the second half, but we needed to get more possession. David Silva is a player who can help us with that, but he was only fit enough for 20 minutes tonight.
The result was important in the group, but it is not decisive. It shows where we are and what level we are at, but we need to address some things before our game [against Everton FC] at the weekend.
Josep Guardiola, Bayern coach
We pressured them well when we weren't in possession and so forced City to play long balls, which we were able to win. We moved the ball around well. Ever since Philipp Lahm started playing further up the pitch, we have started to create more chances. We are happy to play against a big club and to play like this. I like coming to England and when my team plays like this, I am very happy. We are delighted with our display.
The team showed in the past what they are capable of and today they followed up on that. We are extremely happy to have delivered such a good performance away from home against one of England's best teams. We now need to show the same presence and dominance in the return game, but until then we won't stop working hard and trying to improve.
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