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Bayern Munich's players celebrate winning their UEFA Champions League Group B match against Anderlecht, in Munich, on September 12, 2017

Bayern Munich's players celebrate winning their UEFA Champions League Group B match against Anderlecht, in Munich, on September 12, 2017 (AFP Photo/GUENTER SCHIFFMANN)

Spurs must prove they belong against Real Madrid - or risk losing Harry Kane

Mauricio Pochettino said of Real Madrid: “What they can do is help us grow.” But the world’s biggest club could also make Spurs shrink, if they were to come for Harry Kane, or even Pochettino himself, as they once came for Luka Modric and Gareth Bale. This Champions League fixture is so clearly about ambition. On the eve of Tottenham’s test in Spain, Pochettino addressed every difficult question with ease. “In the future can Harry Kane be a Real Madrid player?” And: “Would you like to manage Real Madrid one day?” The last inquiry of an unusually compelling pre-match press conference was about Pep Guardiola referring to Spurs as “the Harry Kane team.” Pochetttino addressed them all as if sharing late night tapas with old friends in a Madrid eatery. He was supremely unstressed by it all. The European champions, though, will hold a mirror to Tottenham’s team and their future. They are a long way on from April 2011, when Bale and Modric both played for Spurs here but Harry Redknapp’s team were smashed 4-0 in a quarter-final first-leg after Peter Crouch had been sent off in the 15th minute. The Spurs team that day was: Gomes, Ćorluka (Bassong 80), Gallas, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Sandro, Jenas, Van der Vaart (Defoe 46), Modrić, Bale, Crouch. The 2017 version is better, with superior defenders, Christian Eriksen a rapidly improving playmaker and Dele Alli (suspended here) an ideal accomplice for Kane. There could be no Michael Dawson or Sandro in Pochettino’s starting XI. Yet Bale, who scored 46 times in 142 appearances for Spurs, and Modric (127 Premier League games) were soon on the magic carpet to join Spain’s duopoly: a ride Spurs must not allow Kane, Alli or Pochettino to make. Gareth Bale left Spurs to join Real Madrid and Harry Kane is the latest from North London to be linked with a transfer to the European giants Credit: AFP There is only one thing for it. Home and away against Real, Spurs will need to show themselves to be nobody’s feeder club, no feasting ground for bigger operations, as they were when Bale left London for 100m euros at the age Kane is now. The real measure of their standing, realistically, will be the board’s willingness to accept that the comparatively low wage era is over. The magic trick of persuading players to pull on that Lilywhite shirt for much less than they would earn elsewhere is wearing thin. In the short-term - which means a tough night under the Bernabeu’s sulphurous lights - Pochettino has to add substance to the theory that Spurs are rising fast. He made this claim in Madrid with notable conviction. “I think Tottenham is a club with big potential. We are waiting for the new stadium, which will have great facilities,” he said. “I think they will be the best in Europe. Goals scored Champions League 2017/18 “We try to put Tottenham in that level [of Real Madrid]. For us, it’s a chance to compete at that level.” He spoke of the progress made in the Premier League but was not disguising how hard it will be to transfer that promise to the real Champions League cauldrons: “Now this last step seems to be quite close, but it’s very difficult to achieve - to compete with the great teams in Europe. When you come here, you start to feel the reality about football. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to feel excited.” Pochettino called Real “the best team in the world.” So did Hugo Lloris, his goalkeeper, who was on-message about Kane. “With a player like him,” Lloris said, “we can have ambition and only go forward.” A custodian by trade, Lloris was ready to do his bit to keep Kane inside the Spurs corral. He said: “First of all he’s a great man with a great mentality. He learns so quick. He’s already the top scorer in England and has the potential to have a big, big career. He’s like all the players - very committed. Maybe because he’s from the academy - he loves the club.” Harry Kane in the Champions League - Minutes per goal Tottenham’s travelling supporters will not want to think of this. Kane is the purest expression of what Spurs want to be. He is on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or. But so are Karim Benzema, Isco, Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos and Ronaldo, all stars of Real Madrid’s 12th European conquest, in a team aiming to become the first since Bayern Munich in 1976 to win three successive European Champion Clubs' Cups. "The thing is, nobody says no to Real Madrid," says Van der Vaart, who played in the 2011 game. "But when I see Harry Kane now at Tottenham, the club also want to be bigger and bigger, winning the league, the Champions League, with a new stadium. There is so much to play for.” On that upbeat note, it falls to Spurs to prove they belong here - and that Kane belongs with them.

Spurs must prove they belong against Real Madrid - or risk losing Harry Kane

Mauricio Pochettino said of Real Madrid: “What they can do is help us grow.” But the world’s biggest club could also make Spurs shrink, if they were to come for Harry Kane, or even Pochettino himself, as they once came for Luka Modric and Gareth Bale. This Champions League fixture is so clearly about ambition. On the eve of Tottenham’s test in Spain, Pochettino addressed every difficult question with ease. “In the future can Harry Kane be a Real Madrid player?” And: “Would you like to manage Real Madrid one day?” The last inquiry of an unusually compelling pre-match press conference was about Pep Guardiola referring to Spurs as “the Harry Kane team.” Pochetttino addressed them all as if sharing late night tapas with old friends in a Madrid eatery. He was supremely unstressed by it all. The European champions, though, will hold a mirror to Tottenham’s team and their future. They are a long way on from April 2011, when Bale and Modric both played for Spurs here but Harry Redknapp’s team were smashed 4-0 in a quarter-final first-leg after Peter Crouch had been sent off in the 15th minute. The Spurs team that day was: Gomes, Ćorluka (Bassong 80), Gallas, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Sandro, Jenas, Van der Vaart (Defoe 46), Modrić, Bale, Crouch. The 2017 version is better, with superior defenders, Christian Eriksen a rapidly improving playmaker and Dele Alli (suspended here) an ideal accomplice for Kane. There could be no Michael Dawson or Sandro in Pochettino’s starting XI. Yet Bale, who scored 46 times in 142 appearances for Spurs, and Modric (127 Premier League games) were soon on the magic carpet to join Spain’s duopoly: a ride Spurs must not allow Kane, Alli or Pochettino to make. Gareth Bale left Spurs to join Real Madrid and Harry Kane is the latest from North London to be linked with a transfer to the European giants Credit: AFP There is only one thing for it. Home and away against Real, Spurs will need to show themselves to be nobody’s feeder club, no feasting ground for bigger operations, as they were when Bale left London for 100m euros at the age Kane is now. The real measure of their standing, realistically, will be the board’s willingness to accept that the comparatively low wage era is over. The magic trick of persuading players to pull on that Lilywhite shirt for much less than they would earn elsewhere is wearing thin. In the short-term - which means a tough night under the Bernabeu’s sulphurous lights - Pochettino has to add substance to the theory that Spurs are rising fast. He made this claim in Madrid with notable conviction. “I think Tottenham is a club with big potential. We are waiting for the new stadium, which will have great facilities,” he said. “I think they will be the best in Europe. Goals scored Champions League 2017/18 “We try to put Tottenham in that level [of Real Madrid]. For us, it’s a chance to compete at that level.” He spoke of the progress made in the Premier League but was not disguising how hard it will be to transfer that promise to the real Champions League cauldrons: “Now this last step seems to be quite close, but it’s very difficult to achieve - to compete with the great teams in Europe. When you come here, you start to feel the reality about football. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to feel excited.” Pochettino called Real “the best team in the world.” So did Hugo Lloris, his goalkeeper, who was on-message about Kane. “With a player like him,” Lloris said, “we can have ambition and only go forward.” A custodian by trade, Lloris was ready to do his bit to keep Kane inside the Spurs corral. He said: “First of all he’s a great man with a great mentality. He learns so quick. He’s already the top scorer in England and has the potential to have a big, big career. He’s like all the players - very committed. Maybe because he’s from the academy - he loves the club.” Harry Kane in the Champions League - Minutes per goal Tottenham’s travelling supporters will not want to think of this. Kane is the purest expression of what Spurs want to be. He is on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or. But so are Karim Benzema, Isco, Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos and Ronaldo, all stars of Real Madrid’s 12th European conquest, in a team aiming to become the first since Bayern Munich in 1976 to win three successive European Champion Clubs' Cups. "The thing is, nobody says no to Real Madrid," says Van der Vaart, who played in the 2011 game. "But when I see Harry Kane now at Tottenham, the club also want to be bigger and bigger, winning the league, the Champions League, with a new stadium. There is so much to play for.” On that upbeat note, it falls to Spurs to prove they belong here - and that Kane belongs with them.

Bayern Munich vs Celtic: Champions League prediction, start time, live, how to watch on TV/online

Bayern Munich vs Celtic: Champions League prediction, start time, live, how to watch on TV/online

5 Things...Bayern run riot in Heynckes opener

Jupp Heynckes' fourth spell in charge of Bayern Munich began with a 5-0 victory over Freiburg. Only Udo Lattek enjoyed a larger victory in his first match as Bayern coach in 1970.

5 Things...Bayern run riot in Heynckes opener

Jupp Heynckes' fourth spell in charge of Bayern Munich began with a 5-0 victory over Freiburg. Only Udo Lattek enjoyed a larger victory in his first match as Bayern coach in 1970.

5 Things...Bayern run riot in Heynckes opener

Jupp Heynckes' fourth spell in charge of Bayern Munich began with a 5-0 victory over Freiburg. Only Udo Lattek enjoyed a larger victory in his first match as Bayern coach in 1970.

Boateng considered Bayern exit

Jerome Boateng explained he was left pondering whether it was time for a fresh start and took his concerns to the Bayern Munich board.

Celtic head to Munich buoyed and rested after 1-0 defeat of Dundee

A weekend shuffle almost became a stumble for Celtic, but they have not forsaken the prospect of taking a significant stride this week towards European football involvement beyond Christmas. In the league game that preceded the recent international break, the Scottish Premiership leaders were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Hibernian, whose manager, Neil Lennon, felt that his former team tended to be leggy after a Champions League trip. On Saturday, Celtic’s performance against Dundee at Parkhead was again notably short of their best but in this instance, it was the consequence of advance planning for a Champions League expedition. Mindful of the meeting with Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, Brendan Rodgers riffled through his playing pack to make seven changes from the Hibs game but had enough in his hand to come away with a 1-0 win, thanks to an alert strike from Olivier Ntcham on the hour mark. If Ntcham was the man whose low drive from beyond the edge of the box beat Scott Bain for the winner, it was Dorus de Vries who secured Celtic’s 59th successive unbeaten domestic fixture with a trio of crucial saves in the second half. The Dutch goalkeeper had not made a first team appearance since Celtic’s 6-1 rout of Kilmarnock on Sept 24 last year. Although he kept his place despite having to pick the ball from his net seven times during a Champions League battering by Barcelona in the Nou Camp, De Vries was beaten by a strike from more than 40 yards by Souleymane Coulibaye in the Kilmarnock game and was replaced by Craig Gordon, who retained the No 1 position until rested on Saturday. The Dutch keeper had to deal with threats much closer to his line against Dundee, but his spectacular saves from Paul McGowan, Roarie Deacon and Faissal El-Bakhtaoui preserved Celtic’s long undefeated sequence and drew gratifying applause from the crowd, plus enforced appreciation from Dundee's Paul McGowan. Dorus De Vries impressed on his return to the Celtic starting line-up  Credit:  PA “I couldn’t believe the save De Vries made from me,” said McGowan, “I didn’t catch it great but I put it where I wanted it to go and he just clawed it out. He’s not even been playing, so fair play to him. “It was definitely a chance missed. I can’t remember the last team going there and having such chances with the run Celtic are on. “The gaffer wants us to play and I love it. It’s the way to play. Yes, we are going to get caught in possession now and again and you can say it’s a bit iffy at times, but it worked for us at Celtic. They might not have been at full strength, but we gave them a game and they can count themselves lucky to win.” As for Ntcham, his winner added to the confidence gained from his contribution to Celtic’s 3-0 win over Anderlecht in Brussels, when he started poorly but recovered to set up two of his team’s goals. The French midfielder praised his colleague, Scott Brown, for cajoling him into improvement. “There have been times when things have not been so good, maybe when I have not felt so comfortable, and he encourages me to keep going,” Ntcham said. That was what it was like against Anderlecht. Does he say it nicely? Well, you know what it’s like on the pitch.”. Who will win the Champions League? As Celtic draw breath before heading for Germany on Tuesday, Scotland will embark upon their search for a successor to Gordon Strachan, whose tenure as international manager came to an end on Thursday after four years. Already, however, Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out despite being amongst the early runners in the bookies’ odds. The former England manager told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme that, despite having Scottish family connections, it was not a position which appealed to him. “At this moment in time I would be very picky and choosy about any potential managerial jobs if I was to go back in, so that makes it very difficult,” the former England manager said. “You never know what might come up, but if it is something where I could bring a lot of success then I could be interested. It's very tempting but not at this moment in time. “My parents and sister were all born in Scotland, I have heritage from there. I'm enjoying not being involved at the front end of football at the moment. David Moyes would probably be my choice for the Scotland job.” Moyes, though, has also distanced himself from the vacant position, saying that his preference would be a return to club management. Malky Mackay, meanwhile, will take charge of Scotland on an interim basis for the visit of the Netherlands to Pittodrie for a friendly on Nov 9.

Celtic head to Munich buoyed and rested after 1-0 defeat of Dundee

A weekend shuffle almost became a stumble for Celtic, but they have not forsaken the prospect of taking a significant stride this week towards European football involvement beyond Christmas. In the league game that preceded the recent international break, the Scottish Premiership leaders were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Hibernian, whose manager, Neil Lennon, felt that his former team tended to be leggy after a Champions League trip. On Saturday, Celtic’s performance against Dundee at Parkhead was again notably short of their best but in this instance, it was the consequence of advance planning for a Champions League expedition. Mindful of the meeting with Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, Brendan Rodgers riffled through his playing pack to make seven changes from the Hibs game but had enough in his hand to come away with a 1-0 win, thanks to an alert strike from Olivier Ntcham on the hour mark. If Ntcham was the man whose low drive from beyond the edge of the box beat Scott Bain for the winner, it was Dorus de Vries who secured Celtic’s 59th successive unbeaten domestic fixture with a trio of crucial saves in the second half. The Dutch goalkeeper had not made a first team appearance since Celtic’s 6-1 rout of Kilmarnock on Sept 24 last year. Although he kept his place despite having to pick the ball from his net seven times during a Champions League battering by Barcelona in the Nou Camp, De Vries was beaten by a strike from more than 40 yards by Souleymane Coulibaye in the Kilmarnock game and was replaced by Craig Gordon, who retained the No 1 position until rested on Saturday. The Dutch keeper had to deal with threats much closer to his line against Dundee, but his spectacular saves from Paul McGowan, Roarie Deacon and Faissal El-Bakhtaoui preserved Celtic’s long undefeated sequence and drew gratifying applause from the crowd, plus enforced appreciation from Dundee's Paul McGowan. Dorus De Vries impressed on his return to the Celtic starting line-up  Credit:  PA “I couldn’t believe the save De Vries made from me,” said McGowan, “I didn’t catch it great but I put it where I wanted it to go and he just clawed it out. He’s not even been playing, so fair play to him. “It was definitely a chance missed. I can’t remember the last team going there and having such chances with the run Celtic are on. “The gaffer wants us to play and I love it. It’s the way to play. Yes, we are going to get caught in possession now and again and you can say it’s a bit iffy at times, but it worked for us at Celtic. They might not have been at full strength, but we gave them a game and they can count themselves lucky to win.” As for Ntcham, his winner added to the confidence gained from his contribution to Celtic’s 3-0 win over Anderlecht in Brussels, when he started poorly but recovered to set up two of his team’s goals. The French midfielder praised his colleague, Scott Brown, for cajoling him into improvement. “There have been times when things have not been so good, maybe when I have not felt so comfortable, and he encourages me to keep going,” Ntcham said. That was what it was like against Anderlecht. Does he say it nicely? Well, you know what it’s like on the pitch.”. Who will win the Champions League? As Celtic draw breath before heading for Germany on Tuesday, Scotland will embark upon their search for a successor to Gordon Strachan, whose tenure as international manager came to an end on Thursday after four years. Already, however, Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out despite being amongst the early runners in the bookies’ odds. The former England manager told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme that, despite having Scottish family connections, it was not a position which appealed to him. “At this moment in time I would be very picky and choosy about any potential managerial jobs if I was to go back in, so that makes it very difficult,” the former England manager said. “You never know what might come up, but if it is something where I could bring a lot of success then I could be interested. It's very tempting but not at this moment in time. “My parents and sister were all born in Scotland, I have heritage from there. I'm enjoying not being involved at the front end of football at the moment. David Moyes would probably be my choice for the Scotland job.” Moyes, though, has also distanced himself from the vacant position, saying that his preference would be a return to club management. Malky Mackay, meanwhile, will take charge of Scotland on an interim basis for the visit of the Netherlands to Pittodrie for a friendly on Nov 9.

Lewandowski Bayern's biggest threat - Dalglish

Kenny Dalglish believes Robert Lewandowski will cause Celtic the most trouble when they face off against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Lewandowski Bayern's biggest threat - Dalglish

Kenny Dalglish believes Robert Lewandowski will cause Celtic the most trouble when they face off against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Lewandowski Bayern's biggest threat - Dalglish

Kenny Dalglish believes Robert Lewandowski will cause Celtic the most trouble when they face off against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

FIFA Obsessed Bayern Munich Midfielder James Rodriguez Joins eSports Team Ares

​Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez has joined eSports team Ares as an ambassador. The project offers the best players of EA Sports FIFA from all backgrounds an opportunity to show off their skills on a global stage. James joins the likes of Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) and Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) as part of the team. Very excited to join an esport team ! https://t.co/faLd1JCCn4 @TeamAresEsport #GAMEISALL #AresEsport #Esport...

FIFA Obsessed Bayern Munich Midfielder James Rodriguez Joins eSports Team Ares

​Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez has joined eSports team Ares as an ambassador. The project offers the best players of EA Sports FIFA from all backgrounds an opportunity to show off their skills on a global stage. James joins the likes of Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) and Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) as part of the team. Very excited to join an esport team ! https://t.co/faLd1JCCn4 @TeamAresEsport #GAMEISALL #AresEsport #Esport...

FIFA Obsessed Bayern Munich Midfielder James Rodriguez Joins eSports Team Ares

​Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez has joined eSports team Ares as an ambassador. The project offers the best players of EA Sports FIFA from all backgrounds an opportunity to show off their skills on a global stage. James joins the likes of Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) and Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) as part of the team. Very excited to join an esport team ! https://t.co/faLd1JCCn4 @TeamAresEsport #GAMEISALL #AresEsport #Esport...

FIFA Obsessed Bayern Munich Midfielder James Rodriguez Joins eSports Team Ares

​Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez has joined eSports team Ares as an ambassador. The project offers the best players of EA Sports FIFA from all backgrounds an opportunity to show off their skills on a global stage. James joins the likes of Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) and Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) as part of the team. Very excited to join an esport team ! https://t.co/faLd1JCCn4 @TeamAresEsport #GAMEISALL #AresEsport #Esport...

Bundesliga - Bayern Munich vs SC Freiburg

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Bayern Munich vs SC Freiburg - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - October 14, 2017 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their fourth goal REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Bundesliga - Bayern Munich vs SC Freiburg

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Bayern Munich vs SC Freiburg - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - October 14, 2017 Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller celebrates scoring their first goal with Javi Martinez and team mates REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Heynckes most impressed with Bayern defence in Freiburg rout

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes was most happy with his side's defence in their 5-0 rout of Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Heynckes most impressed with Bayern defence in Freiburg rout

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes was most happy with his side's defence in their 5-0 rout of Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Heynckes most impressed with Bayern defence in Freiburg rout

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes was most happy with his side's defence in their 5-0 rout of Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Munich (Germany), 14/10/2017.- Bayern's Robert Lewandowski in action during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg, in Munich, Germany, 14 October 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/ANDREAS SCHAAD (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bayern midfielder Martinez plays down injury fears

Javi Martinez is set to miss Bayern Munich's hosting of Celtic in the Champions League, but the Spaniard says his lay-off will be brief.

Bayern flying on Heynckes' return; Dortmund home record over

From Left : Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez, Thomas Mueller, Robert Lewandowski und Kingsley Coman celebrate a goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (Angelika Warmuth/dpa via AP)

Bayern flying on Heynckes' return; Dortmund home record over

Munich's Arjen Robben, right, challenges with Freiburg's Christian Guenter during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (Angelika Warmuth/dpa via AP)

Bayern flying on Heynckes' return; Dortmund home record over

Freiburg's Christian Guenter, left, and Bayern's Robert Lewandowski vie for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg at the Allianz stadium in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

Bayern flying on Heynckes' return; Dortmund home record over

Bayern Munich's head coach Jupp Heynckes coaches his team during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (Angelika Warmuth/dpa via AP)

Bayern flying on Heynckes' return; Dortmund home record over

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, left, and Freiburg's Janik Haberer vie for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg at the Allianz stadium in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (Angelika Warmuth/dpa via AP)

Bayern flying on Heynckes' return; Dortmund home record over

Bayern Munich's head coach Jupp Heynckes arrives at the stadium prior to the match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (Angelika Warmuth/dpa via AP)

Ribery optimistic he can make early return from knee injury

The Bayern Munich winger was expected to miss three months with a knee ligament injury, but now hopes to be back before the winter break

Ribery optimistic he can make early return from knee injury

The Bayern Munich winger was expected to miss three months with a knee ligament injury, but now hopes to be back before the winter break

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates his scoring 4:0 during their German First division Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg in Munich, southern Germany, on October 14, 2017

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates his scoring 4:0 during their German First division Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg in Munich, southern Germany, on October 14, 2017 (AFP Photo/Christof STACHE)

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates his scoring 4:0 during their German First division Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg in Munich, southern Germany, on October 14, 2017

Supporters of Bayern Munich cheer their new coach Jupp Heynckes during their German First division Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg in Munich, southern Germany, on October 14, 2017

Supporters of Bayern Munich cheer their new coach Jupp Heynckes during their German First division Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg in Munich, southern Germany, on October 14, 2017 (AFP Photo/Christof STACHE)

Supporters of Bayern Munich cheer their new coach Jupp Heynckes during their German First division Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg in Munich, southern Germany, on October 14, 2017

Heynckes preaches value of upbeat Bayern dressing room

Jupp Heynckes says fostering a strong relationship with Bayern Munich's stars will be key to success in his latest spell as manager.

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski (L) in action against Freiburg's Nicolas Hoefler (C) and Caglar Soeyuencue (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg, in Munich, Germany, 14 October 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA

Bayern's coach Jupp Heynckes (L) and Arjen Robben (R) talk to each other during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg, in Munich, Germany, 14 October 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA

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