FC Bayern München head coach Jupp Heynckes says Wednesday’s DFB-Pokal Cup second-round tie against RB Leipzig will be tough, but has challenged his team to be at their best.
The Bavarians face the Bulls at the Red Bull Arena coming off three wins in a row under their veteran coach, who took over from Carlo Ancelotti at the start of October for his fourth stint in charge.
Heynckes admitted the match would be a big one and called on his players to meet the challenge head on.
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“It’s a special match between two of the top teams in the Bundesliga. It’ll certainly be a dramatic, intense and also high-quality game with a lot to savour,” the 72-year-old told the club’s official website.
“We need to deliver a top performance if we’re to stay in the cup. Leipzig have a young and highly talented team with imagination. They’re certainly spurred on at the moment and they have the fans behind them. It’s important we don’t let ourselves be influenced by the atmosphere and keep our discipline.”