As for the Champions League opponent Sevilla, Heynckes is relying on his Spanish speaking midfielders to do the job. "It was even harder to believe Guardiola wanted me". "We can't afford to celebrate already".
Each side went close after the interval as Javi Martinez saved Bayern with a last-ditch slide on Franco Vazquez and then almost scored at the other end, only to be denied by an excellent Soria save. "Bayern are accustomed to scoring a lot of goals, to having the ball".
It was not quite the instant impact Wissam Ben Yedder once produced in a national team shirt but it nonetheless marked the fulfilment of a dream.
The Reds have a tricky task ahead, to negotiate past Premier League leaders Manchester City, but they are the only team to have beaten the Citizens in the league this season and will have no fear playing against Guardiola's side. Sevilla won three straight Europa League crowns, and in the Champions League they are making progress. Saturday's game was both reassuring and troubling in that respect. "Sevilla is one of the most dangerous rivals we could have been drawn against".
Heynckes praises James versatility as he "doesn't shy away from defensive work" and at the same time "can be the man for the incisive/decisive pass". In public, at least. The coach with Croatian roots then told German media to make investigations about Bayern's next coach at the club itself.
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Sevilla will attempt to make life uncomfortable for Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg in Spain, coach Vincenzo Montella has said. "There are clear conditions regarding his contract and we are not in a hurry". With the first-leg all said and done, here are some winners and losers from this encounter.
Manuel Neuer is back in training, but this week is likely to come too soon for the goalkeeper, who has been out since September with a fractured metatarsal in his left foot.
This will be Sevilla's first ever appearance in a Champions League quarter-final. Saturday's 2-2 draw with Barcelona was a microcosm of their season in many ways, as they played well enough to earn their 2-0 lead but didn't have the resolve to hold onto it.
As the present looks much brighter than the future, Bayern arrive in Seville knowing they won't have a better chance to fulfil their European dream anytime soon.