Sagnol backs Bayern Munich for Champions League glory

The former France international has urged the Bavarian giants to seize the opportunity of playing at home, and added that people will only remember the winners
Willy Sagnol is confident that Bayern Munich will beat Chelsea in Saturday's Champions League final at the Allianz Arena.

The Frenchman, who wore the Bayern jersey from 2000 until 2009, believes that the Bavarians have what it takes to cope with the absence of a number of suspended players, and added that they have to play their own game against the Blues.

"As a fan, I have to say Bayern will win. It has to be. It would make life perfect for Munich and the Bayern fans. A home final is one you simply have to win," Sagnol stated to the official Uefa website.

"Do Bayern have what it takes to stop Chelsea? Yes. Players coming in like [Diego] Contento, played really well in the semi-finals of the Champions League two years ago. [Anatoliy] Tymoschuk is a very experienced player, as are [Philipp] Lahm and [Jerome] Boateng.

"The players shouldn't think too much out there on the pitch. Just play football. We all know that Bayern can play nice football but people will only remember the winners, not the losers."

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