Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovač claims that he wasn't nervous after throwing away a narrow lead whilst on the road to FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday, where the Bavarians bounced back to eventually secure all three points at the Opel Arena.

Summer signing Leon Goretzka scored the opening goal of the game after some great work from tireless defender Joshua Kimmich. Although Jean-Paul Boëtius was able to pull the hosts back on level terms, Thiago Alcântara scored the winning goal from close range.


Title rivals Borussia Dortmund dropped points at home to Hertha BSC, and Bayern Munich's win has closed the gap at the top of the Bundesliga table to just two points.

Despite securing all three points over Sandro Schwarz's stubborn Mainz side, Bayern Munich manager Kovač insists that he is annoyed that his side didn't execute the game plan which they had worked.

"I wasn't nervous after the equaliser, but I was annoyed because we didn't put into practice what we had discussed at half-time," Kovač told the club's official website.

"We were asleep during a cross and got ourselves into trouble. But I'm pleased the team created chances and scored the match-winner."

Bayern Munich will now take a break from Bundesliga action to take on fourth-tier side SV Rödinghausen in the DFB-Pokal, before returning to league action with a home match against SC Freiburg.


The Bavarian giants will then welcome AEK Athens to the Allianz Arena before the first Klassiker of the season gets underway on November 10.