Ottmar Hitzfeld knows how to run at Bayern. Five times the coach legend with the dealers of German masters, three times the 73-year-old in his two terms (1998 to 2004 and 2007 to 2008) was the DFB trophy. Now Hitzfeld has looked at the upcoming top game on Saturday afternoon (15:30 clock) against Bayer Leverkusen. He fully expects the Werkself to victory.

First against third, FC Bayern against Bayer Leverkusen. A duel that promises tension also believes the longtime Bavaria Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld.

Although the Werkself in the first leg had to plug in a 1-5 clatter in its own stadium, the former football teacher of Gerardo Seoane’s team trusts a success in Munich.

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“Bayern are certainly busy a bit stronger, but they are currently not so sovereign as usual,” said Hitzfeld at “Picture” and Oracles: “It may be the time for a surprise, because Leverkusen is always good.” For Hitzfeld is therefore certain: “A chance is there to annoy the Bavarians.”

The coach icon was particularly pleased with the development that Seoane has completed with the team. The 43-year-old Swiss called Hitzfeld last as a model. “I have to say that Gerardo Seoane impresses with his leadership style,” Hitzfeld also sent warm words to the Bayer coach. “I like his human species. He always comes in his interviews factually and quiet. Between the lines you can read a lot with him.”

Seoane have created Hitzfeld analyzed within the Leverkusen team “a strong cohesion”. “That’s a merit of the trainer.”

Thanks to the new strong man on the pageline, it could range for the champions League for the champions for the champions, the 73-year-old. “I do not want to say that you can do it. But I’m convinced that you can do it. The potential you have,” Hitzfeld praised.