Heynckes: Blues veterans dangerous

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes considers Chelsea's senior players as their biggest threat in the upcoming Champions League final.

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Several players expected to take part in the Champions League final for Chelsea have been a part of the club for many years, but players like Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba have yet to taste success in Europe. Heynckes believes their hunger to do so could be Bayern Munich's undoing.

"They have a lot of experienced players in their team and it's clear that the veterans, the players who've been playing at Chelsea for many years, want to win something big. And that's very dangerous for us," he said to uefa.com

The German is also aware of his opposition's versatility, and he expects them to be challenging opponents.

"You can see that Chelsea can play different systems. They played completely differently against Benfica [in the quarter-finals] than they did against Barcelona [in the last four].  I expect Chelsea to be a bit different than against Barcelona," Heynckes stated.

"The team has been going through a really good period in the last weeks, and they're playing better, more successful football."

Nonetheless, Heynckes believes playing the final game at the Allianz Arena might just be enough for his team to emerge victorious.

"The match will be open and the chances are 50-50, but it might be a little advantage to play here at home. It's something special to play the final in your own stadium," he said.

'It's something extraordinary, something that's never happened [since 1965], something historic. So, of course, it would be massive to win the final."

The Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea takes place this Saturday.



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