Louis van Gaal has vowed that his side will go on the offensive against Lyon in their Champions League semi-final second leg.
Bayern Munich take a 1-0 lead from the first leg in Germany last week as they look to reach their first final in Europe’s premier competition since 2001.
“We are not the kind of team whose aim is just to avoid conceding goals when we enter the field,” Van Gaal said on the eve of Tuesday’s encounter.
“I’ve never told my players to play like that since the beginning of the season and I won’t start on Tuesday.
“We have got to forget about the first leg because this is going to be a different game.
“But I believe that my players would love to reach the final. Our will is strong.
“Our willpower is just incredible, we have always managed to stay alive this season even during games when we were trailing.
“When I was a coach in the Netherlands and my team had to play against a German one, I used to tell my players that they had to be ready to play until the very end of the game.
“Our team is made up of German players and of foreign players who have been playing in Germany for quite a long time and are now immersed in this special German mentality.”
Bayern will be without the suspended Franck Ribery, while Daniel van Buyten, Martin Demichelis and Diego Contento are all injury doubts.
“We have many injuries and many problems,” Van Gaal admitted. “We hope that they can play.
“We have brought 17 players and if they cannot play, then we will still have 14 players. We will still be able to field 11 players.”