We’re fully charged, said Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Photo: EPA/Laurent Dubrule
We’re fully charged, said Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Photo: EPA/Laurent Dubrule

Neuer: Bayern 'fully charged' before Champions League restart

By DPA Time of article published Aug 7, 2020

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MUNICH – Captain Manuel Neuer says Bayern Munich are completely ready to resume their Champions League campaign when they host Chelsea in the last 16 second leg on Saturday.

"I feel like we're fully charged," the goalkeeper told a news conference on Friday. "We have worked hard and are well prepared."

Bayern begin with a 3-0 advantage from the first leg in London and will expect to progress to the quarter-finals, held in a mini-tournament in Lisbon from August 12.

"We have the necessary respect and have seen how Chelsea have played since the restart," said coach Hansi Flick. "It's important to have this respect, but also to be confident going into the game and show our own strengths."

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Flick confirmed winger Kingsley Coman would miss out with injury but said Bayern had "enough alternatives" in Philippe Coutinho or Ivan Perisic.

Bayern last played competitively when beating Bayer Leverkusen in the German Cup final early last month. With the Bundesliga also secured, they are seeking a repeat of the 2013 treble.

"We're a great team, we all get on well," said Neuer. "We are hungry and ambitious. It's important that we have this goal ahead of us. That's how it was with the Bundesliga."

DPA

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