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Heynckes bullish ahead of showdown

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes feels that if his team play their usual game they will be too good for Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley.

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Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Heynckes also pointed to how the relaxed last three weeks have actually helped Bayern hone the approach that has led to so many records being broken this season.

He said: "We've got generations of players who are a little older, 29, 30. For those players I think it would be the crowning glory of their careers. Of course, for me as well, but I am perhaps a little more laid back about these things, with a little more detachment because I've experienced this once with Real Madrid. Of course for Munich it would be really important tomorrow. For me, it's another match.

"Of course, you have a few scenarios in your head. I've always been a fair player, a fair coach and tried to speak and think positively. I know what my team can achieve and said that before Juventus and Barcelona we weren't the favourites.

"I was always very confident and convinced we could win this. We have an extraordinary football team. They play extraordinary football as a collective. If we can draw on that tomorrow, we are going to win the match.

"For the last three weeks, we've had a really positive time. We haven't had any midweek games. We've been able to train a lot of them. If you have a chance to work together constantly over a long time, that's pretty useful.

"For the last two or three weeks, we've been able to work on things, trigger the automatic processes, hone them.

"We have achieved extraordinary things. I think I can say that. It's been the best Bundesliga for any team in 50 years of the Bundesliga. Recent weeks in the league, we've been playing successful, we have had one draw, won all our other games so we have the aspiration to carry on that way. We'll be doing that tomorrow and we'll be doing it next week in our cup final [against Stuttgart]."


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