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Heynckes: Sometimes you have to talk tough

It was frosty at Bayern's Säbener Strasse headquarters and sports facility on Monday morning. The temperature stubbornly remained below -10 degrees Celsius, making for a continuation of the tough training conditions for the playing and coaching staff, who wrapped up as warm as possible for the start of focused preparations on Wednesday’s DFB Cup quarter-final away to VfB Stuttgart.

Two days after the 1-1 draw away to Hamburg in the Bundesliga, the mood in the Munich camp was also a touch cool. “The situation is that we've taken four points since the restart, and that's not enough," summarised boss Jupp Heynckes after the morning training session, “my players are very well aware that the way we've played in the three matches since the restart have not matched the standards we demand at this club."