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Boss: Our duty is to take this game seriously

Jupp Heynckes had barely taken his seat at the Säbener Strasse media centre before laying down the law for this weekend: “It’s our responsibility to take this game seriously.” Which game? The one on Saturday, sandwiched between the two legs of Bayern’s Champions League semi-final, away to Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga (Live in English from 3.30 pm on FCB.tv Web Radio). Bayern’s head coach says his side isn’t planning on handing Werder an easy victory: “I want to win in Bremen,” he declared.

Heynckes admitted he would be rotating his squad: “It’s no secret that I will be making changes in a few positions.” However, he declined to reveal what the starting eleven would look like. This will depend on how “battered” or “tired” individual players feel. He did say: “There will be a few players who haven’t been starting many matches recently,” but who will be “rewarded” for their “total commitment” in training.