Bayern Munich news: Heynckes calls for calm

1 year ago

In the latest Bayern Munich news, Jupp Heynckes has called for calm following Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at RB Leipzig.

Bayern suffered only their third Bundesliga loss of the season at the Red Bull Arena and their first since Heynckes returned to the club following Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal.

The leaders approached the game on the back of a 3-1 Champions League win away at Besiktas and the boss used Sunday’s match as a chance to rotate.

Sandro Wagner gave them the lead but goals from Naby Keita and Timo Werner saw Die Bullen claim a crucial win in the battle for the Champions League places.

Questions were levelled at Heynckes in the aftermath but he remained characteristically unruffled, insisting it was simply a case of his side being second best on Sunday.

“Today we came up against a side who were very energetic and aggressive,” Heynckes said. “You have to say Leipzig were deserved winners.”

Bayern’s next outing comes in the form of this season’s second Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund on March 31.

They then travel to Sevilla in the quarter-finals Champions League and Heynckes will be looking to use all of his nous to guide the club to a sixth European triumph.

The 72-year-old was the last coach to lead the team to glory in the competition and his calm demeanour appears to get the best out of his players.

Heynckes admits his side were second best on Sunday and feels they can learn lessons from their defeat in Saxony.

He added: “There are games like this when you’re not at your best. We have to fight for our victories, we faced excellent opponents today. We have to acknowledge that.”