Following the FIFA World Club Cup kick-off, Bayern Munich chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has charged the German side to have a ‘clear goal’ of bringing back the title to the Allianz Arena.
Recall that Bayern won their only World Club Cup title in 2013 against Morocco’s Raja Casablanca, thanks to the first-half goals from Dante and Thiago Alcantara. The last World Club Cup was won by Liverpool against Brazil’s Flamengoes, 1-0 it ended.
Rummenigge charged Hansi Flick’s army as they are hoping to bag their first title of the season, admitting that the title will be won by the Bayern
“We’re going to the Club World Cup with the clear goal of bringing it back to Munich. Our team and Hansi Flick attach great importance to this title” Rummenigge on the club’s website
Rummenigge remembered that Flick and some top players of the club were discussing whether the tournament will hold due to the ravaging pandemic which has turned world football upside down
“Our coach and the leading players were sitting in my office because it looked like the Club World Cup would be cancelled.” He recalled
He said that the squad charged him to support the world football governing council, FIFA for them to make history, by winning a sextet in a single season as Barcelona is the only club to achieve that feat in 2009.
“They asked me to support FIFA in hosting the tournament because they wanted the historic chance to win a sixth title within a few months. Six trophies in one year – only Barcelona achieved this back in 2009.”
“It was crucial FIFA and the tournament organisers were able to present a sensible hygiene plan. Now we’re looking forward to the Club World Cup.”
The former Bayern player expressed his happiness over the hunger for success that the club has possessed, he went down to memory lane about his playing career, declaring the winning mentality is in the squad
“I’m very impressed by the hunger for success that is part of our team. Always wanting to win everything has long been part of the DNA of this club. I still remember exactly how my teammate at the time”
“It is the great strength of our club that it always brings out the highest motivation from the enormous demands placed on it. As a player, I always felt every defeat personally.” He said
Rummenigge charged the squad to stay hungrier beyond the World Club Cup especially in the Bundesliga and other tourneys in the 2020/21 campaign; they must not rest on their oars
“FC Bayern must not let up one little bit. In the future, we want to continue inspiring our fans with successful, attractive football. Our goal is to win in style – in FC Bayern style. We’ll stay greedy beyond the Club World Cup. Because we have many big goals in 2021.” He accentuated
The German machines will be facing either Al Duhai SC of UAE or Al Ahly of Egypt in the first round of the contest.
Bayern are leaders in the German league table, with an impressive run in this season. They hope to extend their unbeaten run against Hertha BSC next Friday