Jupp Heynckes hailed Bayern Munich’s “clockwork” performance as they dispatched Lille 6-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday.
A Claudio Pizarro hat-trick and goals from Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arjen Robben and Toni Kroos swept the Ligue 1 club aside at the Allianz Arena and left head coach Heynckes thrilled with what he had witnessed.
Bayern are now joint top of Group F, level on points with Valencia and three points ahead of the third-placed BATE Borisov.
“Naturally, I’m thoroughly satisfied with our performance as a team,” he said.
“I think we could all see my team were very motivated and very focused going into the match. Everything went like clockwork for us in the first half. We saw textbook passing and wonderful finishing.”
Much of that ruthless streak was applied by Peruvian striker Pizarro, who hit one of the fastest hat-tricks in the history of the competition.
And the former Chelsea forward, now in his second spell at Bayern, claimed his side’s strong start had set the tone for the evening.
“We played extremely well and applied pressure from the start,” he said.
“The early goal was important. I hope we can keep it up and keep on winning like that.”
Arjen Robben agreed Bayern’s assertive approach in the opening stages paved the way for what turned out to be a resounding win.
“It was a superb game (and) the goals came at just the right moments,” the winger told reporters.
“Especially in the first-half, it was football at its best. But we have to keep both feet firmly on the ground.
“Lille weren’t very strong today (but) it’s great at the moment and it’s going perfectly. We need a performance like that in every match.”