Cape Town - Bayern
Munich manager Jupp Heynckes insists his players need to maintain high
levels of concentration against Besiktas despite Die Roten's five-goal
The Bundesliga champions thrashed Besiktas 5-0 in the first leg of
their last-16 tie at the Allianz Arena and are expected to cruise into
However, Heynckes has warned against complacency and urged his team
to put in a professional performance at the Vodafone Stadyumu in
"I have many experienced players in my team. You always have to
approach the match with maximum concentration, no matter how big your
advantage. You must always want to win the match, regardless of the
first leg. My players are professional enough for that," he told his
pre-match press conference.
"I know from experience what's needed in the Champions League. We're
dominating the Bundesliga, we have an enormous advantage. We still
approach all our matches very carefully, we work very hard during the
"But there are still things you can perfect so you're prepared when
you encounter absolutely top opponents – I hope we'll go through
tomorrow. My players are anxious to put the things we work on into
practice. But they're processes, they take time, they aren't complete."
On the expected atmosphere in Turkey, he added: "It's very important
to play in a good atmosphere. The fans are part of it. I know passionate
fans will be here tomorrow, they'll spur their team on. I really like
that. Football would be unemotional without fans and loud support. We're
all looking forward to the match."