Bayern Munich boss warns his team about "impressive" Chelsea ahead of second-leg battle
Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick has urged his players to be wary as he praises “impressive” Chelsea ahead of the second-leg clash.
The Bundesliga champions will host Chelsea at Allianz Arena for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Saturday, August 8.
The odds are certainly in Bayern’s favour after they grabbed a win and three important away goals at Stamford Bridge back in February.
But despite the huge advantage and having already won a domestic double; Bundesliga and DFB Pokal, Bayern boss Flick refuses to get carried away.
He told the media yesterday (via Goal): “We achieved what is expected of us every year.
“Now it’s about winning the cherry, the icing on the cake, winning what’s special.
“But I don’t want to look too far ahead. We have to walk through the quarter-final door now, make sure we win that home game against Chelsea, or at least make it through to the next round.”
The former Joachim Low assistant aims for a potential treble which, to be fair, is far from implausible given their performance this season.
“We need to try to win to gain more confidence, then go to where we all want to go – Lisbon and this Champions League tournament,” he added.
“But first we have this Chelsea obstacle, they’ve been playing a very impressive style in the last few weeks and it’s going to be important to be concentrated, focused and approach the game that way.”
The Blues will take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final on August 1 before their visit to Munich.