Bayern Munich playmaker Toni Kroos says his side cannot afford to underestimate Arsenal ahead of the second-leg of their Champions League tie.
The Bundesliga leaders recorded a 3-1 win in the first leg of the round-of-16 clash at the Emirates Stadium in February, but Kroos warned the tie is not decided just yet.
“We should not be talking about the draw for the quarter-finals yet. We have the return against Arsenal first. We will have to secure progress before we can think about the outcome of the draw,” Kroos said.
“We have to be focused and cannot afford to underestimate Arsenal. They are a top team, as we all saw in the first leg. We have to put in another sovereign performance.
“So far strong teams such as Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Juventus have qualified (for the quarter-finals), so we will face a difficult opponent either way.”
Meanwhile, Manuel Neuer has insisted Bayern will approach Wednesday’s encounter with the right attitude.
“We continue to give our all, also in the Champions League match versus Arsenal. We will approach the game with the right attitude again and want to emerge victorious. I hope we can keep a clean sheet this time,” he said.
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