Bayern Munich rebuilding confidence for Chelsea clash

Updated: 16 May 2012 18:30 IST

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has admitted this week is all about mending dented confidence ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Chelsea, in the wake of his club's German Cup final beating in Berlin.

Bayern Munich rebuilding confidence for Chelsea clash

Berlin:

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has admitted this week is all about mending dented confidence ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Chelsea, in the wake of his club's German Cup final beating in Berlin.


Bayern were hammered 5-2 by German champions Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's domestic cup final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium, with Poland striker Robert Lewandowski netting a hat-trick.

Munich's Allianz Arena will host Saturday's Champions League final, with the Bavarian giants looking to become the first team since Inter Milan in 1965 to win European football's top prize on home soil.

"Believe me, the whole club has this week been working on rebuilding the team's confidence," Hoeness told Munich-based newspaper the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

"Before the final in Berlin, I was of the opinion that it was important we went into the Chelsea game with our heads held high.

"Now things are a bit different. For a long time, we have all been fixated on May 19. You can reach the German Cup final many times in a career here, but the Champions League final comes along maybe just once."

As a player, 60-year-old Hoeness won three European Cup titles with Bayern from 1974 to 1976 and was the general manager when they won the 2001 Champions League title.

"This will be the high point in the history of Bayern Munich," said Hoeness.

"When you know just how many great moments this club has had, that just about says it all."

FA Cup winners Chelsea finished the Premier League season sixth, but Hoeness says the Blues are a dangerous side.

"Chelsea are a team with their backs against the wall, because of their up-and-down season in the league," he added.

"If they lose the final, they will not be in the Champions League next season and we all know what that means for a team like Chelsea.

"Anyone who thinks we have already won this match is certainly wrong."



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