Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has admitted that his side were made to work hard for a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
The Bavarians have been in rampant form of late and thrashed Lille 6-1 in the Champions League in midweek, but the 67-year-old has warned fans to expect some gritty wins too.
"It was a hard-fought victory against a very good team," he was quoted as saying on the club's official website.
"We didn't look determined enough, particularly in the first half, and Frankfurt played good football and were full of running.
"It's hard to re-focus after the Champions League. You can't always score six goals and play superb football. But we showed that we're capable of the right reaction in a difficult situation.
"In that sense, the team were excellent. We made the most of our experience and intelligence."
Franck Ribery opened the scoring shortly before the break also stated that his side's sluggish performance could have been down to fatigue.
"Playing three days doesn't make things easy, and that was the case today," he said. "Frankfurt were fresher. But we had lots of chances and should have taken the lead earlier.
"Winning today was important because we're on international duty now."