Bayern Munich never tires of winning titles and wants to match the historic FC Barcelona mark of Josep Guardiola in 2009. The reigning European champions asked the club’s management to pwill resonate with FIFA to play the Club World Cup and thus win the ‘Sextete‘.
According to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bayern Munich, Karlheinz Rummenigge, last fall, when there were indications that the Club World Cup might be canceled, the dressing room leaders came to his office to ask him to lobby FIFA for the tournament to take place.
“They wanted the historic opportunity to win six titles in a few months, which only Barcelona has achieved.“he said in the club’s magazine. Rummenigge highlighted the hunger for titles in the current squad and said they are part of Bayern’s DNA and recalled his beginnings as a player in 1974.
“I remember that my teammate Jupp Kapelmann, shortly after I arrived in 1974, explained to me in what dimensions Bayern thought. If you lose a game, he told me, you have a problem, if you lose two a crisis and if you lose three the coach is in danger“confessed the German.
It should be remembered that Guradiola’s Barcelona won the six titles he played in the 2008/2009 season: League, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, Champions League, European Super Cup and Club World Cup. Now, Bayern has the possibility of matching the historical record culé.
The Bundesliga, at the level of the best in the world
Another topic Rummenigge tackled was the competitiveness of the Bundesliga. According to him, the Teutonic league is at the same level as LaLiga or the Premier League after having looked for years towards Spain and England as examples to follow.
“German club football had to look with admiration for many years towards Spain and England. But currently the top Bundesliga teams don’t have to hide from any other league. The level has risen enormously, for a reason this year for the first time the six German teams are still alive in the Champions League and in the Europa League“, he pointed.