Kovac: “Leipzig have the same basic ideas as Liverpool”
18 December 2018 18:44 GMT
Niko Kovac has likened their Wednesday opponents RB Leipzig to premier league leaders Liverpool who they will face in the round of 16 champions league match in February.
The sides have met two times at the Allianz Arena so far, Bayern winning both matches.
“Leipzig have the same basic ideas [as Liverpool], quick transitions with quick players who can make life difficult for their opponents,” explained Kovac at the press conference on the eve of the match.
“We must eliminate Leipzig’s strengths. We mustn’t play into their hands. We’ll prepare our team for that. But my team aren’t taking on RB for the first time,” added the FCB coach.
“We must display the same strengths as we did against Hannover and show we’re on an upward trend. If we play like that it’ll be hard to stop us,” demanded the 47-year-old.