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Martinez: ‘The future is bright’ for Bayern

Wed 02 December 2020 | 10:45

Javi Martinez believes Bayern’s 1-1 draw against Atletico was impressive and the club has a bright future.

Bayern Munich

's performance was impressive since a young side were able to hold

Atletico Madrid

to a 1-1 draw in the

Champions League

.

Thomas Mueller’s penalty in the 86th minute was the equalizer for Joao Felix’s opener and Bayern were able to hold the draw.

Jamal Musiala and Bright Arrey-Mbi, both 17, started the game and fellow teenagers Angelo Stiller and Joshua Zirkzee came off the bench later.

After their draw,

Javi Martinez

came to believe that the future is bright for Bayern.

"They were born in 2003 – that's almost when I started to play in the first division," he said.

"But Bayern is a club that builds from the bottom with the youth players. The future is bright. When young players train with us, they play very well.

"They are the future of the club.”

Although Bayern failed to land a shot on target in the first half of a Champions League match since 2009, Mueller’s 47th Champions League goal led them to a draw.

"I am very pleased with this result," Bayern head coach Hansi Flick said.

"I think we did very well in the second half, we tried to turn the game around – and in the end, we got a 1-1 draw. I think we did better after Thomas Muller came on and also Serge Gnabry.

"Also, I am happy for the young players, for some of them, it was their first match and then in a such a nice stadium against Atletico. It was a good evening for us.

"We also got some insights that we will discuss with the coaching staff, we will analyze this game and take something with it for the future. But overall I am very pleased.”


source: SportMob