Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes believes his side fully deserved their 1-0 win over Nuremberg in a closely contested Bundesliga clash on Saturday.
Arjen Robben’s second-half volley ensured the Allianz Arena club closed the gap at the top of the Bundesliga to just three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
The hosts had kept Heynckes’ side silenced for large portions of the encounter, but speaking after the game, the 66-year-old Heynckes said the result was deserved.
“It was an intense game. I knew Nuremberg would be well-organised, and play defensively, and we also came under pressure in the first half,” Heynckes said.
“In the second half, after the substitutions, we had good scoring chances, so I think it was a deserved victory for Bayern.”
Bayern now turn their attention to the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Marseille this week.
The Bavarian giants lead the tie 2-0 on aggregate.