‘I was very happy about the draw’: Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka is confident German champions can knock Chelsea out of Champions League
- Leon Goretzka has given his verdict on the upcoming Champions League ties
- Bayern Munich face Chelsea in what is a repeat of the iconic 2012 final
- The Bavarians are looking to enact revenge and dump the Blues from Europe
- Last season Bayern were eliminated by eventual tournament winners Liverpool
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka has turned on the confidence ahead of his side’s looming Champions League clash with Chelsea, and feels the Bavarian’s can process at the expense of Frank Lampard’s men.
Chelsea host Goretzka and his Bayern team-mates on February 25 at Stamford Bridge, before the return leg in Munich on March 18.
Speaking recently ahead of the contest, the midfielder admitted he was pleased to get the ‘attractive’ draw with Chelsea and backs his side to do the business.
Leon Goretzka is confident Bayern Munich can overcome Chelsea to progress in Europe
‘We want to go further than last year, when we immediately got the winner in the round of 16,’ Goretzka told Goal.
‘I was very happy about the draw, Chelsea is an attractive opponent. We are confident that we can do it.’
Bayern have displayed solid Champions League form and have won every single game played
Bayern are yet to lose a single game in this season’s competition, boasting an immaculate record from the group stages.
Despite sharing Group B with last season’s finalists Tottenham, Bayern picked up six wins from six matches and scored an impressive 24 goals along the way.
The Bavarians appear to be saving their finest form for European competition this season, after falling slightly off the pace in the Bundesliga division which they typically dominate.
RB Leipzig currently top the German top flight, with Bayern four points adrift after 17 matches played.
The fixture will be a re-run of the 2012 final in which Chelsea dramatically won on penalties
The Bavarian’s recently announced interim coach Hansi Flick would continue to take charge of the team for the duration of the season, much to the approval of Goretzka.
The midfielder added: ‘He [Flick] works very meticulously, very calmly and with a high level of social competence.
‘He looks for discussions with the players and gives everyone a good feeling. It works very well at the moment.’