Sammer: Bayern must not be complacent

Bayern Munich Sporting Director Matthias Sammer wants the Bavarian side to remain focused throughout the campaign and not slip up halfway.

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Sammer had previously criticised the manner at which Bayern narrowly edged out Werder Bremen 2-0 on Saturday, with Die Roten more than being evenly matched by Die Werderaner for majority of the game.

Rumours of a rift between Sammer and Bayern head coach Jupp Heynckes have been rife ever since the former was appointed as Sporting Director of the club, with Heynckes reportedly unhappy with Sammer's overbearing and outspoken style, although both parties have since come out to deny such speculation.

Still, the stinging criticism by Sammer has reportedly upset Heynckes, who believes that Bayern's perfect start to the season thus far did not warrant such reproach.

However, Sammer has moved to assure that all was well between the both of them and revealed that he had discussed things over with Heynckes in private before going public with his comments.

Speaking to German publication Bild, Sammer said: "I had talked it through with the coach. 

"The most important thing right now is that we are not getting carried away. 

"Everybody's praising us at the moment, so we have to make sure we keep our feet on the ground.

And the 45-year-old former German international warned that he wanted nothing less than 100 percent from players in every game in order to ensure victory.

"We have to be careful that we do not become complacent. We should not think that everything will all turn out fine all the time.

"There will come a moment when performing at 95 per cent is no longer enough. Things got close against Bremen."

Bayern are currently first in the Bundesliga and will face Hoffenheim on Saturday for their next league fixture, although they will have to first make the trip down to Belarus for their Group F Champions League clash with BATE Borisov.

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