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Kovac says Bayern are ready for Dortmund challenge

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Bayern Munich manager Nico Kovac says his team are ready to chase down Borussia Dortmund in the race for this season’s Bundesliga title.

Kovac insists his team are “hunters” who are desperate to chase down league leaders Dortmund and win the title after increasing the pressure on Lucien Favre’s men.

The Bavarians moved within three points of Dortmund after their 3-1 win over Hoffenheim as the Bundesliga resumed from winter break on Friday.

Leon Goretzka’s first-half brace and Robert Lewandowski’s late goal saw the German champions to their sixth successive league victory.

Speaking afterwards, Bayern head coach Kovac said, according to FourFourTwo:

“The first half was sensational. That was our ambition, that’s what we’re able to do.”

“The result is good, we got off to a good start to the second half of the season and increased the pressure.”

“We’re the hunters, we want to chase Dortmund. We want to chase and seal the championship title. The decisive thing is to be at the top at the end of the season.”