Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben expects the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie against Barcelona to be a bigger challenge than the first.
Despite Lionel Messi's presence in the starting line-up, Barcelona were blown away by Bayern Munich in the first leg of the teams' semi-final tie, losing 4-0 at the Allianz Arena.
However, Robben told the Bayern official website that the team could not afford to entertain any thoughts of the final, ahead of the return leg on Wednesday.
"We want to make the final, and that means playing just as well as we did in the first leg, not one single per cent less, the biggest mistake we could possibly make would be to think we're already through to the final. If there is a team capable of correcting a four-goal deficit, it’s Barcelona," he pointed out.
"Maybe we'll have to concentrate even harder than the 100% we managed in the home game, from the first minute onwards. We have to be ready for everything, including quick ball boys."
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Starting XIs
Barcelona: Valdes, Alve, Bartra, Pique, Adriano, Xavi, Song, Iniesta, Pedro, Fabregas Villa
SUBS: Pinto, Montoya, Dos Santos, Thiago, Alexis, Tello, Messi.
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Van Buyten, Alaba, Robben, Martinez, Muller, Schweinsteiger, Ribery, Mandzukic
SUBS: Starke, Dante, Shaqiri, Rafinha, Luiz Gustavo, Gomez, Tymoshchuk.
Meanwhile, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has declared that his side will beat Bayern Munich in the second-leg of their Champions League semi-final tie on Wednesday.
Many expect the Blaugrana's exit from the competition be confirmed on Wednesday when both teams meet again at the Nou Camp for the second-leg.
However, a confident Pique believes his talented side can not only beat Bayern in the return leg of the semi-final tie but also overturn the result and secure progress into the final of the competition.
"Our team has great players," Pique was quoted as saying by the official Champions League website.
"When I go onto the pitch and see Leo [Messi], Xavi [Hernández], Cesc [Fàbregas] and so on, I know we will win the match."
Pique also tipped Messi to make a positive difference for Barcelona but stressed that everyone on the team needed to do their part in order for them to stand a chance of reaching the final.
"We know what Messi means - he's the best in the world and to have him in the team is great news," Pique added.
"We need everyone, especially him. We will need to be very attacking and have Messi involved a lot. All our attackers need to be incisive, generate lots of chances and be strong in midfield.
"We need the fans to back us and to make us feel like we aren't already out of the Champions League. The fans are grateful to this team and they deserve us to play well.
"If we can do it [and progress to the final], it'll be a great achievement, but it [means] nothing if you reach the final and lose."
Champions League Semi-Finals
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich (0-4 on aggregate)
Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund (Real lose 3-4 on aggregate)