Hecking: We are not afraid of Bayern

VfL Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking has insisted that his side will go into their DFB-Pokal match against Bayern München on Tuesday feeling confident about their chances.

When the two sides last met in late Septemeber, Wolfsburg were 1-0 up at half-time, but the game took a drastic turn for the worse as Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski made Bundesliga history by coming off the bench to score five goals in the space of nine second half minutes.

However, Hecking insists that the defeat is a thing of the past and that all that his side are focused on is Tuesday night's cup encounter.

"I think that we can't refer to the last games when we talk about this match," Hecking told reporters. "We win or we are out of the competition.

"We still have ambitions to win, even if Bayern Munich is in a very good condition. We want to move to the next round. I will tell my team what we need to achieve this goal."

Prior to last month's drubbing, Wolfsburg got the better of Bayern when they downed the Bavarians 5-4 in a penalty shootout to win the German Super Cup in August. 

But, Hecking conceded that Bayern will certainly be the favourites for their midweek clash, with Pep Guardiola's side undefeated thus far in the league.

"In the last three games there were always parts of the game we did really well and we showed how it could work," he said. "We need to focus on this so we will have a great cup evening.

"We are not the favourite, but we are also not the team that should be afraid. If we will play with confidence we will have our chances.

"I'm not that pessimistic. After the three games we won, we know that we play good. So I'm looking forward for the game."

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