Guardiola, Muller and Rafinha speak ahead of Champions League clash

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After Bayern's 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, Pep Guardiola, Thomas Muller and Rafinha all spoke to media ahead of their improbable task on Tuesday night.

"We are down three goals against one of the best teams in Europe in the last 15 years, but we have to try," Guardiola said.

"We can only play our game, not complain about the first leg."

Despite Bayern's quarter final heroics against Porto, the Bavarians task at the Allianz Arena this time will be much more difficult.

"We have to attack more than we did in Barcelona. We have to control the game.

"I'm the coach, I'm a realist, and I'll never say we don't have a chance. We have to play with our hearts and our heads."

Germany international Thomas Muller, and Brazilian full-back Rafinha spoke ahead of the Champions League clash also.


"We want to turn the page. We want to get to the game already. In football everything is possible. We have a plan and we'll put it into practice, but we know it will not be easy.

"We've had many injured players, but we also have the depth to replace them. With these same players we came back against Porto."

Speaking about his relationship with Polish hit-man Robert Lewandowski, Muller said: "Both Lewandowski and I look for a direct path to the goal, we understand each other very well."


"Everyone knows how good Messi is. We can try to keep him from scoring, but the problem is that any Barca player can hurt you.

"The coach decides the system. For me it will not be a problem if we play three or four defenders, it won't matter."

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