Pep Guardiola: 'Bayern Munich must act on replacement for Javi Martinez'

Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis talks to injured Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Javier Martinez during the German Supercup football match Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich in the German city of Dortmund on August 13, 2014
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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says that his team needs to act quickly on signing a replacement for Javi Martinez following the midfielder's injury.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has said that he plans to make a replacement signing quickly following a long-term injury to midfielder Javi Martinez.

The Spaniard damaged a cruciate knee ligament as Bayern lost out to Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the DFL-Supercup on Wednesday, with the Munich boss now stating that he needs to make a new signing immediately.

"We need a new player," Guardiola told reporters at a press conference.

"We have to react and there are candidates. There are many candidates but only a few who would do for us. With this injury we have a special situation and now we must act. There are still two weeks."

Bayern get their Bundlesiga campaign underway next weekend when they welcome Wolfsburg to Munich.

Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis talks to injured Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Javier Martinez during the German Supercup football match Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich in the German city of Dortmund on August 13, 2014
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