This handout picture provided by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Shipment and Legacy on February 6, 2021 shows German club FC Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (3rd-L) showing up with his teammates in the Qatari capital Doha, ahead of their 2020 FIFA Club World Cup match versus Egypt’s al-Ahly SC. (Picture by–/ Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Shipment and Tradition/ AFP)
Bayern Munich shook off their headache flight to Qatar on Sunday to set their sights on winning the Club World Cup to show beyond doubt that “winning remains in the club’s DNA”.
The German giants take on Egypt’s Al Ahly on Monday in the semi-finals with a last clash versus Tigres of Mexico the reward.
” We have an extremely clear goal of bringing the Club World Cup back to Munich. 6 trophies in the same year, so far just FC Barcelona have actually done it,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Bayern has actually currently won the German league and cup, Champions League in addition to the German and European Super Cups in2020
They came close to a sweep of all six in 2013 when just the German Super Cup slipped through their fingers to excellent rivals Borussia Dortmund.
” Always wishing to win everything has actually long belonged to the DNA of this club,” said Rummenigge.
Late last year when there were worries the tournament could be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, coach Hansi Flick and a delegation of senior gamers even pertained to Rummenigge to ask him to encourage FIFA primary Gianni Infantino to conserve the competition.
Rummenigge stated he was impressed by this determination.
” They won everything in 2020, they have a hellish schedule to manage, but they constantly desire more,” he discussed.
” We absolutely wished to play this competition,” said Flick on Sunday. “We know it’s additional fatigue, however we can be found in motivated.”
The tiredness was brought on by the whole team having to invest Friday night and early Saturday morning stranded at Berlin airport due to heavy snow.
” Obviously it was not optimum and sadly we lost most of the day on Saturday,” said Bayern star Joshua Kimmich.
” We got here late afternoon, the strategy was to train which was not possible any more. I believe that we will be able to win the match.
” The trip didn’t go that well but we did have the possibility to put down in the plane.”
Flick, too, was angry over the seven-hour hold-up in snow-bound Germany.
” I was not very happy. We were on time, on the aircraft, ready to remove. It was not extremely pleasant,” he stated.
‘ Winning is in our DNA’: Bayern eye Club World Cup
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