“No matter how your form is you want to do well”.
After losing in Paris, Bayern go into Wednesday’s game level on three points with Celtic, who beat the Belgian champions 3-0 away from home in their last match.
“Bayern are one of the best teams in world football“, said Rodgers. It’s never always easy against these teams but that’s how we work.
“They twice held Borussia Moenchengladbach and Manchester City to a draw last season which shows they are competitive”.
It’s the first of two games against the Bundesliga club this month, with Bayern visiting Parkhead on Hallowe’en and Celtic insist they will approach the game positively. We like to attack and defend with aggression.
“After a defeat in the Champions League, we want to answer with a win”. We know we will have to be resilient but have the confidence and belief that we can play.
“I think it can always happen that you lose a game in an ongoing competition”, he said.
Heynckes confirmed that Javi Martinez will miss the next two games with a shoulder injury, but Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is fit to rejoin the squad after recovering from a slight knock. Bayern are also missing injured winger Franck Ribery and keeper Manuel Neuer.
Celtic will be without Bosnia centre-back Jozo Simunovic who is struggling with a hamstring strain.
Former Liverpool coach Rodgers, 44, has turned around Celtic’s away form in Europe since taking charge past year.
Heynckes, though, said he was not overly anxious after the defeat against PSG last month, pointing to a round-of-16 loss to Arsenal en route to their 2013 Champions League success during his last stint at Bayern.
“They are one of the favourites and they are in their own back yard. They will want to make a point by pulling away from us”, said Rodgers. This is a quality team and they want to do well in Europe and with all that analysis, I think they will win here.