Allianz Arena: Home of Bayern Munich(credit: Wikipedia
Jupp Heynckes insists there will be no split loyalties when Bayer Leverkusen visit future employers Bayern Munich today.
Leverkusen head to the Allianz Arena knowing that a victory would secure second place in the Bundesliga, and a place in next season’s Champions League, while the defeat would leave Bayern in danger of missing out on a place among Europe’s elite under Heynckes in the 2011/12 campaign.
But he insists he is focused on the job at hand with Leverkusen despite the fact it will impact his first season in charge of Bayern.
Heynckes said: “If we win, then nobody is going to take second place from us anymore and we will be in the Champions League again next season.
“We are self-confident and strong enough to be able to say that we want to win in Munich.
“For me personally, this game is neither awkward nor explosive.
“I have a contract with Bayer Leverkusen until June 30 and I will give it all of my energy and know-how so that we end the season successfully.”
While Bayern Munich head into this game on the back of a three-match unbeaten run that has kept them in the Champions League reckoning, Leverkusen have strengthen their grip on second place with an eight-match unbeaten run of their own.