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Neuer backs Bayern to win the treble this season

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Manuel Neuer insists Bayern Munich can complete the Treble this season but warned against taking Chelsea lightly.

Manuel Neuer is backing Bayern to go all the way in the Champions League this year.

After their Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal triumphs, the 34-year-old goalkeeper is optimistic the club can seal a hat-trick of trophies.

Bayern have been relentless all season and rightly so many see them as one of the favourites to win the competition.

Despite a ‘safe’ 3-0 aggregate lead over Chelsea in the round-of-16, Neuer insists they must beware of taking the English side for granted in their quest for glory.

“We have played a good season and a successful season so far,” he said via the club’s social media channel.

“We’re still hungry and still committed. We have the objective right in front of us.

“We won the league, we won the cup, and now we want to win to achieve this next objective that we have.

“First we have to overcome Chelsea and then it’s the knockout stage. They are very high calibre clubs in this competition. We know from our experiences with the national team, for example, that every mistake could cost a lot and you have to really pay attention.”

“We’ve worked together very well for three and a half weeks and we want to achieve a lot.”

From the quarter-final stage onwards, it will be a straight knockout event, with two-leg games abandoned to allow the tournament to be completed in the shortest possible time.

“You can achieve a lot, but of course you can also lose a lot in such a format,” Neuer added.