LEWANDOWSKI: BAYERN WILL SHRUG OFF INJURY WOESBy quadrihatic 10:07 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 Comments
The Bavarian giants will be without such stars as
Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery when they face
Olympiacos, but the Poland international is
confident of victory.
Robert Lewandowski is expecting Bayern Munich to
shrug off their injury worries and open their
Champions League campaign with a win at
Olympiacos on Wednesday.
Bayern will be without Arjen Robben, Medhi Benatia,
Holger Badstuber, Jan Kirchhoff and Franck Ribery
but Lewandowski remains confident that Pep
Guardiola's men will be too strong for their Greek
He said at Tuesday's pre-match press conference:
"It won't be easy but we always play to win,
whoever we are up against. The main thing is for us
to start with victory on Wednesday and take it from
there. We have a few injuries but we remain a
formidable side nonetheless."
Lewandowski is aware of the atmosphere that will
await the Bundesliga champions at the Stadio
He added: "The fans are very passionate here. I
can't wait for the match. The atmosphere is a
factor, but we have to remain focused and get the
result we want. It won't be easy."
Bayern captain Philipp Lahm has also stressed the
importance of a strong start in Group F, which is
made up of Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb.
The 31-year-old said: "We are very much looking
forward to it and want the first three points. With
their fans supporting them they will give everything
they can, so it will be dangerous for us. We have to
be focused from the beginning, then it can only be a
win for us. I know Olympiacos are very strong at
home, but it's important to start with a victory - we
are 100 per cent ready.
"We know how difficult it will be. But it is possible.
The team has the quality for it."
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