It takes more than two or three days, but then it disappears. At this point the preparation begins for the important final. It was a dark day and we should not fool ourselves: Dortmund were ice cool to take advantage of the individual errors of the Bayern players.
There is much that Diego Contento brings to the team and Anatoly Tymoschuk should play in defence. Furthermore, I assume Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos will play deep in midfield and that Thomas Mueller will play from the start.
There are only a few teams who can maintain their level in all competitions. Who would have imagined that Chelsea would eliminate Barcelona? Or that Real Madrid would bid farewell to a 2-0 lead against Bayern? As we saw then, the Clasico took a lot out of the two teams. Or take Dortmund: they have been on song domestically but left the Champions League with a whimper, which has been forgotten after winning the double.
A big issue will be how to play against a defensive team like Chelsea. I believe that Bayern will have a lot of ball possession. Chelsea played effective football against Barcelona, but Chelsea won’t win a beauty award. The footballing skills of Chelsea are not good enough. From a technical point of few Bayern are much better. Chelsea will benefit if they keep a clean sheet a long time.
I expect them all to come out with a highly focused approach to the game. They did not have that in the DFB-Pokal final, where there were lapses of concentration and small careless mistakes became constant, like a red thread running through the whole game. The Bavarians will not allow this to happen on Saturday, and they must produce a reaction. But despite all the focus on such a huge game, there must always be a certain looseness.
The key will be to impose their game on their opponents and get in the final third. However, Chelsea are very strong defensively because they are athletic and the type of players they have are set up very compact.
The game was a few years ago and the tooth of time gnaws at Chelsea. But some players know that they'll play their last final, so that can give them an extra push. This is the great danger of Chelsea.
All of Germany will stand behind FC Bayern. In such a game, where a German team has reached the finals, you have to support them.
I think they'll win 2-1. But Lahm & Co. have to give everything and make no mistakes. Chelsea can make a goal out of nothing and score goals suddenly. You should not underestimate Chelsea. The Blues are a dangerous team.