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Bayern brimming with belief

19 September 2012 13:24

Jupp Heynckes has stressed his Bayern Munich side is full of confidence ahead of their Champions League opener against Valencia.

The Bayern coach is aware Valencia are among the top teams in Spain, but believes his side have more than enough quality to come out victorious in Wednesday's encounter at the Allianz Arena.

"We go into tomorrow's game high on confidence," Heynckes told reporters.

"It really seems we have added quality to our squad over the summer and it is good to have alternatives on the bench – that will be important for the rest of the season.

"Valencia are among the top three in Spain – just remember 2000 and 2001 (when they twice finished Champions League runners-up).

"The team of today is very well organised and physically strong. Their pressing is great and I have a lot of respect for them."

Heynckes then went onto say that Bayern are no longer thinking about last season's loss against Chelsea in the Champions League final, the coach saying his side are merely focused on surviving the group stage.

"We no longer linger on our final defeat (by Chelsea), Heynckes said.

"This is a new season and we have to concentrate on our group now – everything else is just hypothetical.

"The past is the past and I do not think about it anymore. It is not relevant to talk about the Champions League final in London either.

"We have to survive the group and then we will see."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
19 September 2012
Game week
1
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Allianz-Arena (München)
Attendance
68000

Goals

B. Schweinsteiger 38'
(assist by A. Robben) 
1 - 0
T. Kroos 76'
(assist by H. Badstuber) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
90' N. Valdéz
 (assist by Jonathan Viera)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
25
9 90+4'
30
11
22
36
44
# Player Bookings
16 90'
15
14
13
18
28
32

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