Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says the European champions are cautious of Tigres’ veteran striker Andre-Pierre Gignac forward of Thursday’s Membership World Cup ultimate. Bayern face CONCACAF champions Tigres from Mexico at Al Rayyan, a number venue for the 2022 World Cup. If Bayern win, they are going to change into the second membership after Barcelona in 2009 to brush all six trophies obtainable to them inside 12 months. The German giants received the Champions League, Bundesliga, German Cup, UEFA Tremendous Cup and German Tremendous Cup in 2020.
Former France striker Gignac, 35, has scored six targets in his final 4 video games, together with a second-half penalty in Tigres’ semi-final win over Palmeiras on Sunday.
“In Gignac, they’ve an ace striker who’s sensational along with his ending within the penalty space,” Neuer informed a press convention on Wednesday.
“He has the expertise. I believe he shortly adapts to the match and the sort of soccer we play in Europe.”
Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern beat Egypt’s Al Ahly within the semi-finals on Monday.
However Bayern will likely be with out key defender Jerome Boateng, who has flown dwelling for “private causes”.
Neuer additionally singled out Tigres’ “robust” wing-backs Jesus Duenas and Luis Rodriguez as potential risks.
“It goes with out saying, we have to preserve tempo, we have to put stress on the opponent. We should be very fast,” Neuer added.
Bayern took an early lead in Monday’s semi-final and coach Hansi Flick is keen for them to once more lay down a marker.
“They (Tigres) press ahead, then of their centre they’ve gamers who can rating targets, that is why we’ve got to be wakeful from the start,” mentioned Flick.
No Mexican membership has ever reached the Membership World Cup ultimate and Brazil’s Corinthians had been the final non-European crew to win the trophy in 2012.
Tigres coach Ricardo Ferretti bemoaned the shortage of respect he feels his facet deserves.
“It appears you must beat Palmeiras… to be correctly (revered),” mentioned the 66-year-old. “The main focus is all the time on the opposite facet — (from) Europe, for instance.
“We do not deny Bayern’s expertise or achievements, however why do you solely concentrate on one of many sides?
“Within the final 10 years we’ve got received 11 titles.
“We don’t underestimate anybody and we don’t overestimate anybody.
“We aren’t terrified of every other crew. We are going to deal with the match with respect and attempt to impose our recreation.”
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