Boateng explains Heynckes’ revival of Bayern

FC Bayern München centre-back Jérôme Boateng believes that coach Jupp Heynckes turned the club around after taking over from Carlo Ancelotti, through improved organisation and communication.

The 72-year-old took over from the Italian after a 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in September’s UEFA Champions League Group B clash. Since his return to the club for his fourth stint in charge, Bayern have won 10 matches in all competitions and have only lost on one occasion.

As such, Boateng says that Heynckes deserves great credit for his work at the club so far, and a family atmosphere has now returned to the Bavarians dressing room.

He told L’Equipe, “Training sessions and communication are radically different. In a short space of time, Jupp has put the club back on the rails by organising things, introducing discipline and structure.

“The atmosphere has become warmer and is more like a family. He has done us a lot of good. It’s difficult to say. The coach (Ancelotti) wasn’t the only one responsible, the team was too.

“Language was a barrier, there were communication problems. We often had differing opinions. It was complicated.”

The German champions face PSG on Tuesday at the Allianz Arena needing to win 4-0 if they are to top Group B.