Bayern Múnich are already thinking in the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Real Madrid. In two weeks time, we’ll see the first leg between these two giants and the players are already getting ready for the clash.
Not only the footballers and the supporters are looking forward to the games but also the bosses. Bayern Munich president, Uli Hoeness, spoke with the Spanish newspaper As about the tie and the feelings of Carlo Ancelotti to face his former club: “He knows Real Madrid and the players. Besides, he has a great ambition to kick them out because his farewell wasn’t very pleasant”, Hoeness said.
The boss is very confident to go through the semifinals because of Ancelotti’s experience and he claims revenge after the semifinals in 2014: “In sport is normal. Carlo is very relaxed, he calm us down and says that we are going to achieve it”.
Hoeness admits that he didn’t want to face Real Madrid so early in the competition but Bayern Munich are ready for the clash: “As I use to say ‘the ones that want to arrive to the final know that they have to beat any team’. We are in a good form and we have to confirm it with good results”.
Ribery: We cannot afford any mistakes
Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery also spoke about the clash in the magazine Kicker. He’s confident about the tie: “If we do it right, we have a great opportunity. But against Real Madrid you cannot afford any mistake. In the football there is no revenge. In 2012 we won in the penalties. Many players can make the difference. Everybody knows how is this game”.
The winger also spoke about the relationship with the manager: “He is always happy when we win, even if we haven’t played well. We analyze how we can improve but he’s always positive. Everybody is happy and we enjoy the time on the pitch. The coach sets the example. He speaks a lot with us and he also has fun”, Ribery said.