Wolfsburg not focusing on Lewandowski

VfL Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs says Bayern München have too many attacking options for them to worry about only one player.

The sides lock horns in the DFB-Pokal on Tuesday night and the last time they met in the Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski came off the bench to score five goals in a 5-1 win for the Bavarians after Wolfsburg held an early lead.

"It doesn't matter if he plays or not," Allofs said. "Bayern have so much quality as a squad but also as individual players. You have to be prepared and have to help each other. I think we have answers, as we had in Munich."

Earlier in the season, Wolfsburg overcame Bayern in the German Supercup, which will give them confidence going into the midweek cup game.

"We had answers in the first 45 minutes in the 5-1 loss. In the second half, in these 10 minutes maybe not, but on the other side in the DFL-Supercup we did it very well."

However, Allofs admitted the heavy 5-1 loss, after leading, was difficult for the side to take, but added the players reacted positively.

"The game affected us of course, but the way we reacted with little delay was good," he added. "I don't think it has negative consequences, rather positive consequences.

"It's an incentive to not make it that easy for a striker once again, not to act like that. So it's not a central topic for us. If you didn't bring it up, it wouldn't have been a topic."