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Nerlinger: We'll need to keep our cool

Christian Nerlinger is clearly bursting with cup excitement, and can hardly wait for the action to start. The director of sport was the first man to check in at Munich airport on Friday morning, more than an hour before the bulk of the players. Happily for, that meant the former midfielder had time for a quick chat prior to take-off. Nerlinger was confident, but called for cool heads in the heat of battle.

Interview: Christian Nerlinger Christian Nerlinger, the Bayern party is heading for Berlin. Are you tense?
Christian Nerlinger: As you'd expect, I do sense a certain tension, but it's more a case of eager anticipation, because the cup final is a real highlight. It's worth making the trip for the special atmosphere in Berlin alone.