Sunday March 13 2011
Bayern warn Inter: 'We're back on track'

Bayern Munich sent a warning with their 6-0 victory. “We reacted to our problems and it's the best way to prepare for Inter.”

The Germans had been in crisis since winning 1-0 at San Siro in the first leg of their Champions League clash.

Plummeting down the Bundesliga standings, the club confirmed that Coach Louis Van Gaal will leave at the end of the season.

That news appears to have been a breakthrough, as Bayern thrashed Hamburg 6-0 on Saturday with Arjen Robben's hat-trick.

“We played a great game and finally saw the real Bayern Munich,” said the Dutch midfielder.

“We reacted to our problems and it's the best way to prepare for Inter. It was a struggle at first, but once we broke the deadlock, a weight was taken off our shoulders.

“In the locker room we said to each other that the time had come to start playing well again. We did it and we're happy. I have great faith in this team's chances of success.”

Franck Ribery also feels it was a turning point in the campaign for the Germans.

“We earned an important victory, both for us and our fans. It was the right way to respond to recent difficulties,” said the France international.

The referee for Tuesday's game is Portugal's Pedro Proen Proença Oliveira Alves Garcia, who has been in the Elite UEFA category since 2009-10.