Bayern Munich, which won its 10th league title in a row on Saturday, is making it more difficult for TV executives to sell the product to a jaded public, which could harm the club in the long run.
Even Bayern’s players believe that the squad requires a worthy rival to reintroduce excitement to the German Bundesliga and this is probably why fans call the Bundesliga a farmers league.
“There’s no doubt about that. It’s not good.” After Bayern’s 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, former Bayern captain Philipp Lahm commented, “It’s also not so nice for Bayern that they are champions again so early.” “It’s possible they’ll win it again, but it’ll have to be tighter because the Bundesliga is interesting all the way to the finish and isn’t usually settled four games before the final.”
Bayern is 12 points clear of Dortmund with three games remaining after its latest triumph, it’s eighth in a row over its primary opponent.
“Soccer is an emotion first and foremost. It’s missing if you’re 12 points up to three games before the end,” former Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated. “At the top, there’s a lack of tension.”
Former Bayern Munich coach Jürgen Klinsmann told the media last week that making the league more competitive would be “very, very difficult.”
“Bayern has just had this winning culture for the last 30, 40 years.” When it matters most, they have this extra urge to step it up and make sure nobody gets near to them,” Klinsmann remarked, referring to Bayern’s financial power to sign opponents’ best players.
Last season, Leipzig came closest to Bayern. After that, the Bavarian club recruited Julian Nagelsmann as a coach and signed captain Marcel Sabitzer and defender Dayot Upamecano from the same squad.
Bayern had previously enticed Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, as well as Germany’s Mats Hummels and Mario Götze.
“This is what Bayern Munich does so well,” said Klinsmann, who joined the club as a player from Tottenham Hotspur in 1995 before becoming coach in 2008.
Bayern is “nearly impossible” to refuse, he continued.
“That type of attitude, that kind of privilege is something they’ve earned over the last 20 or 30 years.” That is why it is so tough for the other clubs to come up,” Klinsmann explained. “We wish there was a little more drama up there,” says the group.
Dortmund coach Marco Rose was disappointed that his team was unable to put up a greater fight.
Dortmund’s title hopes were not jeopardized by their defeats to Bayern. The team also lost to Leipzig, was thrashed by Bayer Leverkusen at home, was defeated by Hertha Berlin, and lost to Freiburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach. In addition, points were dropped against Cologne, Bochum, and Augsburg.
“We’re discussing soccer.” In soccer, you can be a champion for ten years in a row, if not more. “However, there are always teams that want to change it, and we are one of them,” Rose explained. “We’ll give ourselves a shake and try again,” says the narrator.
Dortmund’s preseason preparations had already begun with the confirmation of defender Niklas Süle’s transfer from Bayern Munich. Dortmund is also allegedly close to signing Germany internationals Nico Schlotterbeck and Karim Adeyemi, respectively, from Freiburg and Salzburg. Striker Erling Haaland, on the other hand, is poised to leave after a season hampered by injuries.
“I believe we should all endeavor to make the championship more entertaining next year and try to upset the German champs,” Rose added. “Borussia Dortmund will undoubtedly be among the first to give it a shot.”