Thomas Tuchel eyes Champions League glory to salvage disappointing season

Thomas Tuchel
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Thomas Tuchel is setting his sights on Champions League glory to salvage what has been a fairly disappointing season for Bayern Munich.

With their hold on the Bundesliga title slipping away with every Bayer Leverkusen win, Bayern Munich's most realistic hope of lifting silverware this season is the UEFA Champions League. The Bavarians will be away to FC Heidenheim on Saturday, but their trip to Arsenal for the first leg of their Champions League tie is not far away either.

Thomas Tuchel knows that winning the Champions League final is Bayern's main goal for the rest of the season, and he is keen to ensure that they give their everything to make this a reality. During his press conference ahead of Bayern's trip to Heidneheim on Friday, Tuchel said, "We still have an overarching goal for this season, as frustrating or unsatisfactory as this season has been for me, of course. There is still one goal: to go to Wembley. We're in the quarter-finals. That means it's not that many steps away."

"It is therefore important to dedicate every day and absolutely everything to achieve this goal. At the moment, everything is secondary to this goal."

Tuchel also knows that when Bayern play at the level he knows they can, they can go toe-to-toe with any other team. "We have to reach our own standards every week and be the best version of ourselves. We always play against ourselves. Because when we reach our level, we're a very, very strong team. We can beat anyone, we've proven that. If we don't do that, we can also lose to anyone."

Bayern Munich were comfortably beaten by Borussia Dortmund last weekend, and will hope to get some confidence back on side as they take on Heidenheim on Saturday. Then the trip to Arsenal awaits, and the tie against the Premier League title hopefuls could well make or break Bayern's season.