Bayern 'best in world' but Munich man relieved to avoid Chelsea!

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An ambassador for Bayern Munich, who also played for Real Madrid for three years, is glad the Germans avoided the Premier League side.

The Champions League semifinals have been drawn and a marquee two-legged match-up between nine-time champions Real Madrid and defending kings Bayern Munich is no doubt the pick of round.

Bayern are favourites to retain the trophy for another season, Atletico Madrid are regarded as the tournament's dark horses while Chelsea hit a substandard run of form in the Premier League and have consequently lost their grip on the neck of the English division.

Chelsea possess one of the very best young players in world football - Eden Hazard - and are managed by one of the great strategists in modern sports; Jose Mourinho.

Bayern Munich ambassador Paul Breitner, 62, is relieved his side have avoided Chelsea but not because of any player on their roster or any coach in the dugout, but because of their defensive approach.

By contrast, Real Madrid are attack-happy and so Breitner believes their own style will match-up nicely with Los Blancos.

"It's a good draw for Bayern Munich because we don't have to play the similar football to Manchester United of Chelsea, or Atletico [Madrid]," Breitner explained to Sky Sports.

"They prefer the defensive style of football and Real are trying to play the same way we do. We will see two semifinals of a very high level and they will be sensational games.

"I know the chairmen of the Spanish teams do not like to play the German teams, maybe the respect is too high or too strong to play against Bayern [but] we are in a very good situation, our team is playing better than ever. We are German champions two weeks ago and we [just] beat United."

Breitner is bullish over his team's chances of success. There is an obvious confidence in their manager Pep Guardiola.

"I am sure Guardiola will find the way to send the best team into the Bernabeu and find the best way to achieve progress to the final. Right now we are the best team in the world and we will do everything to become the first team to retain this trophy."

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