Jupp Heynckes has voiced his opinion that Bayern Munich are among the top three club teams in Europe, and believes that only Barcelona and Real Madrid are ahead of the Bavarians.
Bayern are currently preparing for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie against Madrid, and Heynckes is full of praise for the Blancos' ahead of the match at the Allianz Arena.
"Barcelona are the sky-high favourites in the Champions League. Then there's Real Madrid, and we are next in line shortly behind them. Bayern are one of the best three teams in Europe," Heynckes stated to Kicker.
"Real Madrid are an attacking machine with incredible power up front. Madrid are pure in attack. They're completely different to the teams from the Galacticos era. Everybody is thinking about the team now."
Bayern are practically out of the title race after collecting only one point from their previous two games, and Heynckes has admitted that the pressure is immense ahead of the match against Madrid.
"The pressure couldn't be any bigger. We will turn things around though."
Tuesday's match in Munich kicks off at 20.45CET.