Heynckes backs Lewandowski

Bayern Munich Coach Jupp Heynckes has backed striker Robert Lewandowski ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid.

The Poland striker has netted 39 goals this season but has not scored in any of his most recent four European fixtures, including last week’s 2-1 defeat at the Allianz Arena.

“Lewy has my complete support and I understand that every striker, including myself, has phases where they don't score,'” said Heynckes at his pre-match press conference, as cited by PA Sport.

“But he has scored a lot of goals this season and you can't forget that he once scored four goals against Real in the semi-final of the Champions League for Dortmund, so who knows what'll happen tomorrow.

“The past isn't important, we have to be more efficient than in the first leg. We've scored goals all season and I hope we'll see that clinical edge tomorrow that's been a mark of our game all year.

“We attacked in Munich and only conceded two because of mistakes by our players. It had nothing to do with being open or a lack of organisation.

“It could come down to little things tomorrow, so players need to remain alert and limit any possible mistakes.

“We want to do things differently from the first leg – which includes scoring.”

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