Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes says his side is "on fire" after it started the season with a 3-0 win at Greuther Furth yesterday.
The record German champions ended the last campaign empty-handed for the second year running and this, according to Heynckes, has given his side even more hunger to succeed.
"Last season is not forgotten, we have just put it to one side," he said. "That is very important.
"We have set our sights very high this season and the team are on fire, they are highly motivated and we are all working very well.
"Therefore, today was no surprise to me. I was very optimistic before the game."
Heynckes' optimism was fully justified as it disposed of its Bavarian rival with
"Overall, we were superior and very clever too," added Heynckes.
"Obviously you need a bit of time to get going when you are playing against a league newcomer who have the momentum from promotion and the fans right behind them.
"As soon as we made it 1-0, we dictated the game and fully deserved to win."
With arguably the toughest fixture out of the way, Furth can now look ahead to the rest of the season with optimism, according to their coach
"Particularly in the first half, we played very well and only rarely gave the record German champions a chance," he said.
Hoffenheim claimed a vital 3-1 win against second-tier Kaiserslautern in the first leg of the Bundesliga play-off.