Bayern loss fails to dampen Ancelotti mood

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:39 PM Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has shrugged off a 2-0 defeat by Inter Milan in a Singapore friendly and declared the German champions' pre-season tour of Asia as a good test for the upcoming campaign.

Ancelotti was also quick to dispel any injury fears concerning French winger Franck Ribery, who was withdrawn with a problem to his right foot, after two Eder first-half headers decided the contest at the Singapore National Stadium.

"We planned this trip and were happy to come here. We have had a good test and some important matches to improve our condition," Ancelotti said.

"It was good to be here and now we go back and will prepare for the German Supercup with the full squad.

"Ribery had a little cut on his ankle and needed one stitch but he will be fine in two or three days."

The highlight of Bayern's Asia tour was a 3-2 victory over English champions Chelsea on Tuesday, days after the Bundesliga side were thrashed 4-0 by AC Milan in China.

"The result is the least important thing in games like this, the performance is what we are more concerned with. The loss to AC Milan was not good but today we played well," Ancelotti added.

"Yes, we conceded poor goals but we generally controlled the game. We played Chelsea just two days ago, so I didn't want to give a lot of minutes to those who took part in that match.

"I used a lot of youngsters from the academy and I honestly thought they did really well."

Borussia Dortmund host Bayern in the German Supercup on August 5.

Source: AAP

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