“Bayern didn’t underestimate Sevilla…”

Bayern Munich defenders Mats Hummels has rejected claims his side underestimated Sevilla in their Champions League first leg tie.

The German champions triumphed 2-1 but put in an unconvincing performance at Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan, leading to some claims they were complacent.

"We always told everyone how good they are because we knew,” Hummels told BT Sports.

“So it didn't come as a surprise for us, but of course we didn't want them to be that dominant for the biggest part of the first half.

“That's something we will analyse and talk about and we will try not to let it happen again in next week's game in Munich.

“I think the result would have gotten our signature if you gave it to us before the game.

“So we're very happy about the result and about most parts of the game as well, but it wasn't 90 minutes of good from us.

“There was at least half-an-hour in the first half when Sevilla were clearly the better team and had good chances to score maybe a second goal, so we know there's a lot we have to improve in the next game next week, and hopefully in the games coming after that.''

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