Jupp Heynckes Says Bayern Will Continue to be Aggressive Against Barcelona


Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes (Wikimedia Commons)

Despite their 4-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League match-up with Barcelona, Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes refuses to let his team fall into complacency ahead of the second leg this Wednesday.

Bayern will go into Camp Nou in excellent position to move onto the final, held at Wembley stadium next month. Bayern sit in such a prime spot because of their ability to completely control the first leg of this match. The size Bayern is able to use up front was simply too much for Barca’s defenders, enabling the side to really set their own pace and play the game they wanted to play.

Heynckes has let it be known to Barcelona not to expect anything different in the second leg. According to ESPN, the Bayern boss said he is going to stress to  his players to play with the same urgency they showed last week.

“We have to impose our game. We want our defensive line a long way from our own goal. Barcelona are a world-class team and they’ll try everything they know. It means they’ll press us from the start and try and put us under pressure. We have to try and score a goal or two. And that’s well within the bounds of possibility.”

Heynckes truly believes that the best approach is the same approach. Though there has been pressure to rest some of his players to ensure no infractions or injuries inhibit Bayern from putting out their best roster in the final, Heynckes has stressed he will remain steadfast with his best group and trusts them to show the discipline it takes to be champions.

“I won’t be making any concessions, I’ll select my best available team. The players will have to show great discipline, which means no gestures, no unnecessary fouls, and they mustn’t let themselves be provoked. That’s the decisive factor.”

Bayern Munich will look to get one step closer to their shot at a Champions League title this Wednesday, seeking redemption after following short to Chelsea in penalty kicks just one season ago.

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