Bayern Munich manager, Jupp Heynckes, has admitted he fears Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, after his side were handed a Champions League semi-final against the holders in Friday’s draw.
Last year, Ronaldo scored a second-leg hat-trick as Real edged out Bayern in a thrilling quarter-final after extra time.
“I hope Ronaldo does not have a good day,” Heynckes, who coached Madrid to Champions League glory in 1998, said.
Zinedine Zidane’s men are seeking to clinch a record-extending 13th European Cup and third in a row, while five-time champions Bayern were the last side to lift the trophy three years on the spin 42 years ago.
Heynckes said that tradition is more important than spending power, pointing to the exits of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
“Look at Paris or Manchester City.
“You can’t buy the Champions League these days. You need time and patience to grow. The players must know each other and respect each other,” he said.