Niko Kovač Claims Bayern Munich Have ‘Rewarded Ourselves for Our Work’ Following DFB-Pokal Win

​Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovač has claimed that his side have reaped the benefits of their hard work this season.

The 47-year-old was speaking after Bayern beat RB Leipzig 3-0 in the DFB-Pokal final on Saturday night.

Two well-taken goals from Robert Lewandowski and a strike from Kingsley Coman gave ​Bayern the ​win in a thrilling, end-to-end game.

With the victory, the Bavarian side secured the domestic double after winning the ​Bundesliga last week and Kovač claims that his team have been rewarded for the work that they put in during the season.

Speaking in his post-match press conference (as quoted by the club’s ​official website), he said: ” FC Bayern will surely celebrate a lot today. We rewarded ourselves for our work and all we’ve invested.”

Niko Kovac

Leipzig created several clear-cut chances to score throughout the game but were let down by a combination of poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping by ​Manuel Neuer.

Kovač acknowledged that his side were given a difficult test: “Leipzig were tough opponents as expected. They’ve enjoyed a very good second half of the season, you saw that especially in the first 30 minutes.

“Then we relieved the pressure a bit, and Manu [Manuel Neuer] kept the scores level twice. But taken altogether it was a deserved victory.”


Die Roten’s cup win  was the last game in the Bayern careers of long-serving trio Rafinha, Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben, who have all announced that they will be departing the club in the summer.