Paris - Barely 12 hours have passed since Bayer 04 Leverkusen waved farewell to the UEFA Champions League, but Mexican international left-back is already looking ahead to the club's next big hurdle at FC Bayern München.

In an exclusive interview with bundesliga.com, the Valencia CF loanee discussed Wednesday's 2-1 last-16 second leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, the prospect of making his Bundesliga debut at the weekend and life in general in his adopted home town along the Rhine.

bundesliga.com: Andres Guardado, Leverkusen lost again in Paris, but this time it was a narrow 2-1 reverse. Was there much in it?

Guardado: The team gave eveything on the pitch. We came to Paris to prove that we can do much better than in the first leg. We showed our true colours and wanted to cause an upset. It didn't happen, but we can go to Munich feeling good about ourselves.

bundesliga.com: Was it difficult to motivate yourselves after the 4-0 first leg defeat?

Guardado: Those sort of situations can be tough, but we told ourselves we have absolutely nothing to lose. We stepped up, went into the game showing no fear and even took the lead, but Paris are a strong side and deserve to be in the quarter finals.

bundesliga.com: All the same, has the team got the right level of self-confidence back for the game in Munich?

Guardado: Yes, we do, but it's going to be another tough one for us. Bayern are the favourites in the Bundesliga and the Champions League. We know what we have to do in Munich in order to return to winning ways.

bundesliga.com: So far, you've played and twice in the Champions League for Leverkusen. Will you be making your first Bundesliga appearance against FC Bayern?

Guardado: I hope so. I've been waiting a good while for it. I hope the head coach puts his faith in me in the Bundesliga and I can enjoy my debut. It would be even better if it's against a team as good as Bayern München. Every player looks forward to that.

bundesliga.com: You seem happy in Leverkusen...

Guardado: For sure. I came to Leverkusen with plenty of good intentions and want to achieve something here. I'm heading in the right direction and try to give my best for the team every day.

Interview by Michael Reis