The former Bayer Leverkusen trainer believes it was imperative for his team to keep their momentum while Koln's boss revealed his disappointment at being relegated
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has spoken of the importance of keeping the rhythm going ahead of the club's upcoming DFB Pokal and Champions League finals.
The Bavarians earned a comfortable 4-1 away victory at Koln on Saturday in their final Bundesliga game of the season; a result that also relegated the hosts.
Speaking to the German media afterwards, the former Bayer Leverkusen man was impressed with his team's performance.
"Although we lost the championship to Dortmund, my team has continued to work hard in the last few weeks and have taken things very seriously," he told reporters.
"Today we showed we were able to maintain the rhythm and play with a lot of tension ahead of both of our finals. We have big goals in us and we came to Koln to win."
Heynckes' opposite number Frank Schaefer also spoke after the match and revealed his obvious disappointment with being relegated after Hertha Berlin's win over Hoffenheim dropped Koln into the bottom two.
"This is obviously a bad day. The devastating thing of the whole situation is that I feel the descent was so unnecessary. That's the feeling I have when I look at this city, this stadium and with these fans. To be relegated directly is incredibly disappointing," he stated.
Bayern Munich will now prepare for next weekend's DFB Pokal showpiece against Dortmund.