Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has warned that Valencia are a force to be reckoned with ahead of Wednesday's Champions League encounter, but added that they are not of the same level as Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The Dutchman ended up on the losing side three times out of five when facing Valencia during his time at Madrid, and has nothing but respect for Mauricio Pellegrini's men.
"They're a very good team, not Madrid or Barcelona, but not very far off," Robben was quoted as saying on the club's official website.
Defenders Holger Badstuber and Philipp Lahm are wary of Valencia too, as they feel los Che could cause Bayern problems if they are not at their best.
"They're dangerous. They always cause trouble for the very big clubs in Spain. We'll have to concentrate very hard," stated Badstuber.
"Wednesday will be a proper test. Valencia are a top team, they’re almost always in the Champions League, and almost always one of the best three clubs in Spain. However, we want to go through in first place," added Lahm.
The match at the Allianz Arena is scheduled to kick off at 20:45CET.