Jupp Heynckes wants Bayern Munich to attack Barcelona once again
Jupp Heynckes claims Bayern Munich will not put their foot of the pedal against Barcelona in the second leg of the semifinal battle. The Bayern Munich manager admits his side will not change tactics or his squad against Bayern Munich, although some of his players are on the brink of suspension.
The German boss is of the belief that his side should finish of Barcelona with another plethora of goals, but this time at their home. Jupp Heynckes and Co. will be travelling to Camp Nou after grabbing a memorable 4-0 victory over Barcelona last week.
“We have to impose our game,” said Jupp Heynckes. “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.”
Bayern Munich center back Dante was on the bench in Saturday’s Bundesliga victory over Freiburg. Dante also missed the practice session on Monday along with full back Jerome Boateng. In spite of their absence Jupp Heynckes insists both players will be available for upcoming Champions League game.
“Dante has a slight cold, so I thought it would be better for him to stay indoors,” Jupp Heynckes added. “It's a precautionary measure. Jerome's played a lot recently. It was a question of resting the pair prior to the Barca clash.”
A couple of Bayern Munich players are on the cusp of suspension, which is why they will be looking to avoid booking against Barcelona. Jupp Heynckes could be tempted to field his a couple of second string players, but for now he is confident about his decision to go ahead unchanged.
“I won't be making any concessions,” Jupp Heynckes continued. “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.
“We need the same attitude, willingness to run and good tactics [as the first leg]. Barcelona are still the best team in the world. We know they're capable of stunning results at home, and they've overturned deficits in the past. Their pride has been wounded and they'll give it everything they've got. We'll need a top performance.”