With the victory over Paris, FC Bayern celebrated the second triple in the club’s history. However, the record champions cannot rest long on this success: the DFB Cup is just around the corner.
On Sunday shortly before 11 p.m., the Bayern players fell to the ground, exhausted and full of happiness. The dream of the triple had come true. In particular Robert Lewandowski, who celebrated his first major international title at the age of 30, was relief and joy to see.
The DFB Cup starts on September 11th
But no matter how much the Munich people want to celebrate the triumph: they don’t have much time to rest on the laurels of their work. Trainer Hansi Flick now allows his team 14 days vacation after the title. But then “it goes on again, unfortunately, but that’s the life of a footballer,” said CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge at the party in the team hotel on Sunday. Because already on Friday in two weeks the triple winner will be guest at DFB-Pokal at fifth division 1. FC Düren.
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A supposedly easy lot, but another duel in competitive mode. After all, Bayern want to reach the final in Berlin in 2021. The Flick-Elf only have a few days to get fit for the new season and keep the tension high again. After all, this will be easier for the players by winning the title – one free in the words of t-online.de columnist Steffan Effenberg Believe.
The record cup winner will soon be able to count on his newcomers Leroy Sané and Alexander Nübel To fall back on. How and if then also the midfield Philippe Coutinho and Thiago will be part of the squad remains to be seen.
One thing is certain: the majority of Bayern’s players are about to have a mammoth year (click your way here through the mammoth season of the FC Bayern), because the winter break is shorter than ever this year. And there was another European Championship waiting for a number of players in summer 2021, it was now. But now the 1. FC Düren from the Middle Rhine League is waiting first.