Heynckes: I would never ask Guardiola for help

The Bayern Munich coach has reacted angrily to suggestions that he might enlist the help of the former Barcelona boss ahead of his side’s clash with the Blaugrana

Jupp Heynckes has reacted angrily to suggestions that he could consult Pep Guardiola about Bayern Munich’s upcoming Champions League semi-final with Barcelona.

The former Blaugrana boss will take over the reins at the Allianz Arena in the summer, but the 68-year-old has claimed that anyone who believes he would give his successor a call of being disrespectful.

“Please respect me and my work,” he told reporters.

“I have never consulted anyone!”

Looking ahead to the tie, Heynckes said that he is expecting two great games against a team whom he knows well.

“We’ll see two very entertaining games. Both teams like to attack and have a solid defence with good tactical awareness,” he continued.

“I said before the Juventus game that I don’t think playing the first leg at home is a disadvantage. Camp Nou is certainly a special stadium and we can expect a fantastic atmosphere there.

“I know Spain football very well because I’ve always been interested in it, even after I left Spain.

“Barcelona aren’t just [Lionel] Messi. They have great players like Xavi [Andres] Iniesta, ]Sergio] Busquets, [Cesc] Fabregas and [David] Villa.”

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