Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes is confident Real Madrid will recover from their recent malaise and beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Madrid currently sit fourth in the Liga table and are 19 points behind leaders Barcelona.But Heynckes who guided Madrid to the Champions League title in 1998 during his sole season in charge at Santiago Bernabeu – believes the Blancos have what it takes to beat PSG.
“That Madrid is going through a low in the league at the moment is, in my opinion, quite normal, especially if you have won the Champions League twice and been Spanish champions too,” he told Goal in an exclusive interview.
“In addition, Real have given away three very good players in the summer with Alvaro Morata, Pepe and James Rodriguez, perhaps to save salaries.
“They have not bought big and thought that with the young players they can compensate for that. You need a really good mix between young and old, between experienced and hungry players.
“Nevertheless, you must not write off Real in the Champions League. They have much more experience than Paris Saint-Germain. Much more! I believe they will win the tie.
“They have a good team for playing in European competition. When we first won the Champions League again in 1998, we finished fourth in the league. I know from personal experience Madrid should never be underestimated.”
Heynckes is currently in charge of Bayern,who have not won Champions League trophy since 2013 but has a great potential to win this year’s title.