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06.04.2009 18:26

Hleb: “We need to concentrate”


Alexander Hleb is one of the FC Barcelona players that knows the most about Bayern Munich, and has warned that “we have to concentrate, but we’ll give it everything we have”.

Before playing in England, the Belarusian spent five years wearing the Stuttgart shirt, so he knows all about the Bundesliga and Bayern Munich, a team that “can make Barça suffer”.

Main qualities

“They have great players like Ribéry, Luca Toni and Lahm. Bayern are dangerous from free kicks and corners”. But he also added that “Barça is Barça and we have to make sure they don’t cause us any problems”.

Keys to a good game

19-03-09_WEB_HELB_01.jpgThe Barça player has no doubts that “Bayern are a good team and we’ll need to concentrate”. To do that, Hleb feels they have to stay faithful to their style of football. “We have to play the game our way, one and two touch football. If we play like that, we’ll make it difficult for them”.

Good result at home

In a two-legged fixture its is always important to avoid letting in goals at home, so Hleb knows the defence will have to do their job well against Bayern: “It is important for the defence to concentrate. It is better to draw 0-0 than to win 2-1”.

Hleb and Lahm

Alex_Hleb_Stuttgart_1.jpgLahm played alongside Hleb when the two were both on Stuttgart’s books, so the Belarusian knows just what a talented player the Bavarian is, and said today that “he is very good, very skilful, very technical, he has a good shot and reads the game well. He’s a superb player and I think he’s a danger we have to take into account”.
Hleb: “We need to concentrate”

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Atmosphere at the Camp Nou
The Camp Nou atmosphere can put some teams off their balance when they play Barça away. But Hleb doesn’t think this is a factor that will worry Bayern Munich too much. “German fans know all about atmospheres like the one at the Camp Nou because they have the same thing in Germany. The Munich stadium is always packed and so I don’t think they’ll be too surprised by the atmosphere at the Camp Nou” he said.

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