Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann believed his side “absolutely deserved the win” as they beat Inter 2-0 at the San Siro to kick off their Champions League campaign.
A brilliant first-half goal from Leroy Sane set the German champions on their way to victory, before a Danilo D’Ambrosio own goal as he clumsily tried to block a Sane shot killed the game off.
The Bundesliga side saw the remaining minutes to earn a clean sheet and all three points.
And they make it 11 games unbeaten against Italian teams in the Champions League.
Bayern looks for their first European title since the 2019-20 season.
And Nagelsmann was delighted with his team’s performance, telling reporters:
“I’m happy with the performance today. We had a good intensity throughout the 90 minutes.
“In both halves, we had a spell of 10 minutes, giving the opponent space, and our opponents can play.
“But overall, we deserved the win. It was essential to start with three points.
While Nagelsmann was pleased with his players, he believes there is much work to be done as they hunt for trophies.
“I enjoy it when we win. But there are many areas for improvement.
“We want to exploit them and try to do it daily.”
Elsewhere in Europe, former Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as his new side Barcelona opened up their Champions League group stage with a 5-1 thrashing of Viktoria Plzen.
Lewandowski returns to the Allianz Arena next week as his old and new teams face off.
And Nagelsmann says he hopes the fans give him a good reception despite his somewhat acrimonious departure.
When asked about facing him, Nagelsmann added:
“I am looking forward to it, yes. Not so much to face him, because he is very dangerous in front of goal.
“But as a person, I will be pleased to see him.
“I hope the fans will honour that too, regardless of how things were with his departure.”
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