Bayern boss Heynckes content with “deserved victory”, but calls for more discipline
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes reckons there is still room for improvement, although his side entered the Champions League semifinals with a 4-0 aggregate. After sealing a 2-0 victory at home, Bayern Munich defeated Juventus 2-0 on the road to confirm their spot in the last four of the European championship on Wednesday.
Jupp Heynckes claims Bayern Munich allowed Juventus with too many chances of making a comeback during the first-half at Turin. Jupp Heynckes urged his players to avoid complacency and perform in a more disciplined manner against their opponents in the Champions League semifinals.
Goals from Mario Mandzukic and Claudio Pizarro allowed Bayern Munich to seal a comfortable victory, yet there were a couple of nervy moments in the battle at Turin. Nonetheless, at the end of the day the Bundesliga champions flattened their competition from Italy.
“We're through to the semi-finals after beating a great team, strong opponents,” Jupp Heynckes said. “It was incredibly enjoyable playing here in such a modern stadium in this atmosphere.
“We expected Juve to apply pressure at the start. We gave away the ball too often and we weren't well organized in defense, which is why we ran into trouble from time to time. But little by little we took control of the game. We showed all our class in the second half, when we never looked in trouble, so it's a deserved victory.”
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben claims his team is now entirely focused towards grabbing the Champions League glory, after winning the Bundesliga title on Saturday. The Dutchman admits he would be excited to meet the second-German outfit Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final.
“If you win 2-0 away against Juventus it is an amazing result,” Arjen Robben told uefa.com. “They are a terrific team, the best in Italy, who are very strong at the back. It was a great performance from us.
“We knew we had won the Bundesliga already so now we can focus on the Champions League. We also have a German Cup semi-final coming up so we are in some big games.
“We'd like to be kept apart from Dortmund, but you don't have a choice in these things. What comes comes. They are big games, the semi-finals, featuring four great teams. It's nice to be there.”