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Kovac not focused on Dortmund’s game

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Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac is adamant he will not be keeping close tabs on Borussia Dortmund’s game this weekend.

The Bavarians are keen on overcoming an impressive Eintracht Frankfurt to ensure the Bundesliga title remains at the Allianz Arena for another year.

Dortmund, on the other hand, must beat Borussia Mönchengladbach away – and hope their Bayern voodoo dolls stuffed full of pins do the trick.

With the title race most likely to go down the wire, Kovac disclosed he is only focused on ensuring his team’s victory.

“I haven’t asked about their [Dortmund’s] results recently and I won’t be doing so this weekend either,” said Kovac at his final press conference of the Bundesliga season on Thursday.

“We’re in a situation where we have matters in our own hands. I’m not interested in what Dortmund do. That won’t influence us at all.”

And although a point would do for Bayern against Kovac’s former employers given their superior goal difference (which is 17 better than Dortmund’s), the 47-year-old will not be adopting more defensive tactics on Matchday 34.

MUNICH, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 23: Niko Kovac, Manager of Bayern Munich looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Hertha BSC at Allianz Arena on February 23, 2019, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Bongarts/Getty Images)

“We’re going to go for the win against Frankfurt,” he said. “And I’m assuming they will too […] During the winter break we wanted to have the chance to win the league come the end of the season.

“Now we’ve got that chance and we want to make the most of it. We’re extremely motivated.”