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Holger Badstuber shirt tribute was teammates' idea

Holger Badstuber was personally greeted by club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge back at Säbener Straße, who gave some insight into the remarkable chemistry that makes Bayern Munich such a great club.

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Holger Badstuber was back at the team headquarters on Säbener Straße for the first time after breaking his ankle at practice three days ago. The occasion was some physiotherapy - and a special appearance on (summarized on the club's official website).

In fact, Badstuber was greeted in the studio by the club CEO himself, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who personally wished him a speedy recovery. Rummenigge said, "What I like about Holger is that he immediately gets down to business again with optimism."

Rummenigge also commented on the wonderful gesture by Badstuber's teammates, who wore t-shirts in his honor at Bayern Munich's match against Augsburg this past weekend - Pep Guardiola wore his in fact for the entire match. Rummenigge said, "It was the team's idea. This team ticks magnificently; they have a first-rate attitude. They don't mourn, they play well and win."

The team also treated Badstuber to a surprise video greeting. Rafinha jokingly told him, "Holger, I can play center-back, too! But it'd be better if you came back!"

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