Xabi Alonso has warned that Bayern Munich face a tough tie against VfL Bochum 1848 on Wednesday evening, despite their opponents' lowly position in the league.
Alonso was sent off in Bayern's game against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday but will still be eligible to face second-tier Bochum in the
Speaking to bundesliga.com, Alonso said: "We took one more point [against Leverkusen]. It could have been better but that’s how it is.
His manager Pep Guardiola expressed a similar sentiment, telling a press conference:
"Bochum have quick players out wide and a lot of quality in the centre. [They're going to play] forward, forward, forward. They'll be very aggressive.
"That said, we'll be allowed to play our game against them which is good. It'll be a good match to watch. I’d rather play twice a year against Bayern, though. That's what we're working towards. But we're not quite there yet so you need to make the most of these sort of cup games."
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