Bayern Munich manager, Niko Kovac has hailed new signing, Philippe Coutinho, claiming that the Brazilian brings "another dimension" to their side, following their 3-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the UEFA Champions League.
Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller were on the scoresheet as Bayern opened their European account with all three points on the night. Coutinho who was making his debut for the club in Europe was particularly impressive, dominating the midfield.
"He played a really good game and with his football intelligence he brings another dimension to our game. I think we can be very happy. The team has been very focused and we scored three goals, that's befitting," Kovac said to Sky as quoted by Goal.
Philippe Coutinho on his future: "No one can predict what will happen next year. That depends on many factors. All I can say is, this year, I will work hard to achieve all our goals. Personally, of course I want to play a strong season. And then we'll see where that leads" [Sky] pic.twitter.com/3t4xhqagBI— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) September 16, 2019
Belgrade's skipper, Marko Marin while admitting that Bayern were the superior side did not think that the eventual scoreline was fair reflection of the whole game.
"We saw that Bayern are on another level. We could have scored from our chances. They deserved a win but not the last two goals, they hurt the most."
The defending Bundesliga champions have not started the season in the best possible way as they find themselves placed fourth in the league table, with eight points from four games and will look to move up the table as the season progresses.