Van Bommel: Barcelona or Bayern will win the Champions League

The 35-year-old former Blaugrana and FCB midfielder believes his ex-employers are the two strongest sides left in Europe's premier club competition this season
PSV midfielder Mark van Bommel believes this year's Champions League winners will come from whoever triumphs in the semi-final clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

The 35-year-old has enjoyed spells with both clubs during his career, conquering Europe with Barcelona in 2006.

And he thinks that, despite the quality Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund possess, the other two are the strongest out of the four sides.

"Many are saying that Bayern are slight favourites, but I see things differently. The team that Lionel Messi plays for is never an outsider, and both teams are equally strong," he told El Mundo Deportivo.

"Bayern Munich
and Barcelona are the two best teams in Europe and I am sure that the winner of this tie will win the Champions League."

When asked
which side he wanted to progress, Van Bommel insisted he did not have a preference.

"I'm neutral. I have played for both clubs, and I had a great time at both, even though I was at Bayern significantly longer.

"I am sure that we will see two special games."