BERLIN. – German Bundesliga soccer leaders Bayern Munich host Hamburg today in their final warm-up before Tuesday’s Champions League clash away to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Despite their eight-point lead, Bayern have struggled to impress in their first three league games of 2015, but have a habit of hammering Hamburg.
Their shock 4-1 thrashing at second-placed Wolfsburg was followed by a 1-1 draw at home to Schalke 04, albeit with only 10 men for 70 minutes, before last weekend’s 2-0 win at strugglers Stuttgart in a below-par display.
Coach Pep Guardiola admitted his side’s display “was not our best” and added “we need to find our rhythm”, while Germany star Thomas Mueller said the team need to raise their game.
“You can’t just get up in the morning, say: ‘today, I’m going to play outstandingly well’ and it will happen. You have to make it happen,” he said. – AFP.