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Hoeness calls for more patience with Kovac

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Bayern Munich president, Uli Hoeness has called for more patience for manager Nico Kovac after the team’s slow start to the current campaign.

Robert Lewandowski’s brace helped the German champions to a 2-0 over AEK Athens in the UEFA Champions League to slightly ease the pressure on under-fire coach Niko Kovac.

Hoeness called for patience with the Bavarians and criticized the media, particularly with the Bundesliga title race appearing set to be entertaining this season.

“Don’t always be so negative. The season has just begun, we have a team in transition, a young coach who has to settle in here and you have to be patient,” he said, according to Goal.

“Four weeks ago you all complained that the Bundesliga is getting boring again and now it is no longer boring but exciting and now that doesn’t suit you.

“At some point, you should agree on what you actually want. We’re doing you a few favours right now.”

Despite a slow start to the season under Kovac, Bayern sit just four points behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund ahead of Saturday’s Der Klassiker and come into the game riding a bit of confidence.

“Firstly, the win is very good for our confidence,” Kovac said after the win over AEK. “Secondly, it’s important that we created lots of chances.

“I’m happy for Lewandowski because he’s a very important player for us. He had four chances and scored two, which is a good ratio.”