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Heynckes: That was smart European football

The Bayern party landed at Munich airport at lunchtime on Wednesday after collecting all three points in Lille the previous evening. The team bus took the squad straight to the Säbener Strasse for a session of regeneration and recovery exercise, before the players were dismissed and left for home. Prior to takeoff from northern France, coach Jupp Heynckes took questions and answers from a large media pack.

The 67-year-old was clearly satisfied and relaxed as he discussed the previous evening's narrow but deserved victory over Lille. Heynckes also reported on the injury situation, specifically regarding Franck Ribéry, who was substituted at half-time on Tuesday, and Arjen Robben, currently working through a sports rehab program. summarises the boss’s statements.

Jupp Heynckes on…

…the narrow victory in Lille:
“That was smart European football. Yesterday, we again demonstrated that our defensive game as a whole is top class. You win games like that with hard work and determination."