Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes does not believe that Real Madrid’s prolonged respite ahead of their Champions League showdown this week offers the Spanish side any significant advantage.
The Bundesliga champions warmed up for the visit of Los Blancos on Wednesday with a comfortable
Thomas Müller, Robert Lewandowski and Sebastian Rudy scored in the second half as Bayern won 3-0 at Hannover.
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“You never know if it [Madrid’s extra preparation time] is something important”, the veteran coach eyeing his third European crown said.
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“The most important thing at the moment is the psychology,” Heynckes told reporters after Saturday’s game.
“The truth is that it was very important to win before playing the Champions League, it always is.
“It is vital that they want to be on the pitch to show me that they want to play.”