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After his initial disappointment about being overlooked for the game against Barcelona, the Bayern number one was pleased after seeing what he would have had to face...

Michael Rensing has admitted that he was relieved not to have been in goal for Bayern Munich as they were over overwhelmed by Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final clash on Wednesday evening at Camp Nou.

The German custodian was told by coach Jurgen Klinsmann that the more experienced Hans-Jorg Butt would start and he went on to concede four goals in a one-sided match.

While Rensing may have initially been upset about being overlooked, his feelings quickly turned to relief as Bayern were blitzed for four goals in the first half.

"In hindsight, I can be relieved that I was not in goal," ITV quoted him as saying. "We were fortunate that Barcelona did not want any more goals, otherwise they could have gone into double figures.

"[Klinsmann] came to me in my room at midday to tell me that Butt would be in goal due to his experience. I have got to accept the decision and assume I will play on Saturday.

"Given what the coach has said, it was only a one-off. Overall, he is happy with my development.

"I am not worried about my future. It is not as if I have thrown the ball in the back of the net in recent weeks. In fact, I have actually played well."

Lucas Brown, Goal.com

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