Together with Benjamin Pavard (l.) and Kingsley Coman (r.), Joshua Kimmich (c.) and Bayern Munich have been creating something of a stir in the UEFA Champions League this season. - © 2019 Getty Images
Together with Benjamin Pavard (l.) and Kingsley Coman (r.), Joshua Kimmich (c.) and Bayern Munich have been creating something of a stir in the UEFA Champions League this season. - © 2019 Getty Images
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Joshua Kimmich says Bayern Munich can beat anybody in the UEFA Champions League last-16 draw

Bayern Munich have nothing to fear from Monday's UEFA Champions League last-16 draw, according to Joshua Kimmich.

The Bavarians became only the sixth club in the history of the competition to win all six of their group fixtures, doing so with the best scoring record ever and earning them not only a seed as group winners, but an added fear factor which means they will be favourites no matter who they draw, according to Kimmich.

"There are definitely one or two illustrious opponents in there, but no matter who we get, we will be favourites to win it, if we're in our normal condition," said the 24-year-old. "What's more important now is that we don't throw away any more points in the Bundesliga, as we have done in recent weeks."

The record champions could land Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Napoli, Atalanta, or Olympique Lyon in Monday's draw.

Bayern's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge feels none of them will be keen to see Bayern's name come out of the hat, though.

"When you put together such a run in Europe, then people sit up and take note," he told Kicker. "We know we've got some big challenges ahead and we want to take this momentum with us."

Bayern beat Tottenham Hotspur 10-3 over home and away games, becoming the best team in Champions League group stage history. - ESPA Photo Agency via www.imago-images.de/imago images/ZUMA Press

Bayern defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Wednesday to continue their 100 per cent record in Europe this season. In their first meeting, they beat last season's beaten finalists 7-2 in London and also completed home and away wins over Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade during a highly-impressive march through the group stage.

They followed that win with an impressive 6-1 thrashing of Werder Bremen at the weekend, adding further fuel to Kimmich's fighting talk ahead of Monday's draw in Nyon.