'Bayern are far more talented than us' – Slutski

CSKA are keen to make amends for their heavy loss against Roma on matchday 1, but their coach outlined just how difficult that will be against the Bundesliga champions

CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutski has acknowledged Tuesday’s Champions League opponents Bayern Munich are simply “far more talented” than his side.

The Russian outfit will be looking to bounce back from their 5-1 opening defeat against Roma, but face another huge assignment in trying to overcome Pep Guardiola’s men.

“Of course our opponents are supremely talented and it is a difficult situation for us,” Slutski said at a press conference.

“It’s not nice to recognise that there are teams who are just far more talented and are at a different level.

“Last year we lost a few games against Bayern and City, which hit us hard and unfortunately we have continued our poor run of form away from home.

“Our task is that the team plays to its absolute maximum capacity. Will this be enough? We will only know when the game gets underway.”

Georgi Schennikov, meanwhile, has urged his team-mates to make amends for the loss against Roma.

“We need to forget about the game with Roma and get ready for the encounter with Bayern Munich. Of course this is a special game. To play against such opponents is always interesting. They are a very strong side.”

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