Bayern Munich are looking forward to a return visitto London after being drawn to face Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Bayern Arsenal in the previous round and now face a potentially trickier fixture against champions-elect Chelsea.
However, according to Uli Hoeness, Bayern’s director of football, this was the draw they wanted.
“Chelsea, with the away game first, was the draw I wanted,” said Hoeness.
“We’re not the favourites, which is rare for us. Chelsea have a good team but we showed against Arsenal we can raise ourselves to the task. This is a super draw for Bayern Munich.”
Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro was also pleased with another chance to play a Premier League side.
“We’ve shown that English clubs suit us very well,” said Pizarro. “I believe we’ll go through.”
Coach Felix Magath was another happy with the draw and he believes the timing of the tie could favour Bayern.
“If we were playing this tie three months ago I think we’d hardly have a chance,” said the coach.
“Our good luck is that we’ve had the long winter break to recover.
“Now is the best time to be meeting Chelsea.”