Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has insisted that Benfica are favourites to win as both teams clash tonight in the first leg of the UEFA cgampions league tie taken place in Allianz Arena.
Guardiola said, I am Bayern Munich coach and we always want to be the best, but I really don’t think we are favourite going into this match tonight. Benfica are playing very well at the moment and I have to admit I am very impressed with them.
Their stars are very good. They know exactly what to do, they know how to read the game. [Kostas] Mitroglou and Jonas are very strong and in the box they have lots of quality.
But we are Bayern, and Bayern are always considered favourites. I have lots of respect for Benfica and for Portuguese football. Remember what happened last year in Porto when they surprised us with 3-1 victory.
The fans in Bayern will seek nothing less than a treble from Pep this season, but Pep has also pointed that there are several other tough teams in the race, but will ensure he gives his best for Bayern this time.