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Rummenigge: Happy players created success

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 15 Apr 2013


Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes their success has stemmed from a sense of harmony from within the dressing room.

The Bavarians wrapped up the Bundesliga title last weekend and – with Jupp Heynckes’ men still going strong in the Champions League as well as the DFB Pokal – there is growing belief that the German giants can achieve the treble this season.

Rummenigge, who played more than 300 times for the club, said the harmonious dressing-room environment is a contributing factor to the high standard of performances achieved by Bayern this season.

Speaking to, Rummenigge said: “In my experience, if you are successful, the more harmony will prevail from that. Nobody freaks out here and I hope it continues into next season.”

Bayern face Wolfsburg on Tuesday in the DFB Pokal semi-finals, and the 57-year-old has warned of complacency ahead of the showdown.

“We know that there is no guarantee to get to the final. We have to work hard and concentrate,” he added.

“Our goal is to get to the final. We regularly get there and we want to go back so we will be treating Wolfsburg with respect.”

The club legend also refused to be drawn on transfer speculation regarding Mario Gomez, whose future with the German giants is looking tenuous.

Gomez’s agent Uli Ferber released a statement claiming his client would seek a move away from the Allianz Arena if his attempts of regaining a starting berth continue to prove futile.

“I have read the statement, but I cannot give an opinion on it because (neither) Mario nor his advisors have spoken to us. I do not know what will happen with Gomez. We will have to wait and see.”

Bayern face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals, with the first leg on April 24 in Germany.


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