Rummenigge talks about Bayern defense and coach Kovac
Despite intensive efforts for other top players, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge already sees Bayern Munich in an international comparison best position. "We have a good team, and if I look at our own defense with Alaba, Hernández, Süle, Kimmich, Pavard and Jérôme (Boateng), who have to wait and see what's going to happen to him, I have to say, see I little better in Europe, "said the CEO on Monday night (local time) in Los Angeles:" Even what we have to offer up front, that's all good. "
National welcomes the series champion of the past seven years, the more vigorous challenge of Vice Champion Borussia Dortmund for the upcoming Bundesliga season. "We are interested in competition and emotionality, so it is absolutely correct, if Dortmund logs in the direction of claims," said Rummenigge: "So we know from the first day that we have concentrated and play well, so we also in the eighth Year to defend our title. "
"Rejoice over every competition"
BVB has - unlike last - formulated the championship as a clear goal. "I'm happy about every competition, we've become German champions seven times in a row, and last year it was a close fight for the first time, decided only on the final day of the match," recalled Rummenigge. The Bavarians won the title in May only with two points ahead of BVB.
The BVB claims did not change the favorite position of his club, according to Rummenigge: "Even in 2020, the German championship will only be decided on Bayern Munich."
For the Bayern boss speaks in further successes nothing against a long-term cooperation with coach Niko Kovac. The German football champion was "keen that we also have continuity in the coaching position," said the CEO on Monday evening in Los Angeles, the first station of the Munich on their trip to the United States.
"Then everyone would be very satisfied"
"I wish him a season as successful as last year with the Double - and one or the other round more in the Champions League - then everyone would be very satisfied with Bayern," said Rummenigge to journalists in the team hotel. "I think Niko knows that we are a club that needs success, and that's what he's facing, everyone in this club is asking," said the 63-year-old.
Rummenigge had persistently denied Kovac a public job guarantee in the final stages of the previous season, which ended positively by winning the national doubles (championship and cup victory). And you have to be successful in order to keep the club out of turmoil, "said the CEO, but added:" We actually have a completely relaxed togetherness. "
Kovac joined FC Bayern a year ago from Eintracht Frankfurt, for whom he was already a pro from 2001 to 2003. The three-year contract of the 47-year-old Croat expires in 2021.