Bayern Munich set to become the biggest club in Europe
Many claim Bayern Munich is on the verge of becoming the most powerful team in Europe. With a 2-0 win over VfB Stuttgart on Sunday night, the German football giants opened up an 11-point lead on top of the Bundesliga. In spite of the huge gap between them and the rest of the teams, Bayern Munich are gunning for more.
After reaching the Champions League finale last year, Bayern Munich are one of the hot-favorites for the final showdown once again. The impending arrival of Pep Guardiola should further strengthen their cause to become the biggest club in Europe.
Bayern Munich director of sport Matthias Sammer reckons his side is on the path to greatness, but there is a lot of room for improvement. Matthias Sammer told reporters that he wanted Bayern Munich to further raise their game.
“We have to get into our rhythm as quickly as possible,” Matthias Sammer said. “As we were against Greuther Fuerth, we were good, but 'good' just won't cut it for the rest of the season.”
Matthias Sammer’s comments might be bit harsh on manager Jupp Heynckes, who has led the Bayern Munich to a brilliant season. The arrival of Pep Guardiola is something good, but because of Jupp Heynckes’ success at Bayern Munich the issue has become a hotly debated topic.
Bayern Munich have a tough campaign ahead of them. Their schedule includes games with Mainz, Wolfsburg, Schalke 04 and the Champions League encounter against Arsenal.
Jupp Heynckes with the performance of his side, but he would like his men to work with more “perseverance and determination”.
“We played much better than against Fuerth,” Jupp Heynckes said. “In the first half we lacked a bit of wit, perseverance and determination in our final pass. I complained in the break and we went up a gear in the second half when Stuttgart started making errors.”
Bayern Munich, who set a record by winning all of their eight opening games, have conceded only seven goals in 19 league games. Their top goal scorer is Mario Mandzukic with 11 goals and the best player from Jupp Heynckes’ squad is Thomas Mueller, who has nine goals and eight assists under his belt.