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Jupp Heynckes reminisces on celebrating the 2013 treble with Bastian Schweinsteiger

Celebrations from that treble were legendary, in every sense of the word!

Bayern Munich's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (R) holds a glas with beer in his hand as he celebrates with Bayern Munich's head coach Jupp Heynckes after winning 3:0 the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs FC Augsburg in Munich, southern Germany, on May 11, 2013. Munich were confirmed German league champions back on April 6, when they won the Bundesliga with a record six games left to play. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE RESTRICTIONS / EMBARGO - DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT THE DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050.
Jupp Heynckes celebrates the Bundesliga title with Bastian Schweinsteiger in 2013.
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Jupp Heynckes and Bastian Schweinsteiger; two absolute legends for Bayern Munich who’s contributions to the club in all capacities can never be understated. Schweinsteiger was deservedly inducted into Bayern Munich’s hall of fame on Monday ahead of the Bayern Munich vs. Chicago Fire testimonial match at the Allianz Arena.

In timely fashion, Jupp Heynckes spoke to Az about the treble celebrations from 2013, a campaign in which Schweinsteiger played an integral role, and was specifically reminiscent of the party in Berlin at a nightclub. The team that year, Heyncke admitted, was something quite special and was full of natural leaders in the squad, including Schweinsteiger:

Bastian was one of the leading players on this this, like Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller, Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben. There were many leading players then; that was our great strength.

The night of celebrations in Berlin, Heynckes described, was a fantastic with all of his players despite the nightclub being tight, stuffy, and really loud:

After the finale, the team took care of finding an appropriate location for the Triple party. They wanted to give the old man, me, a nice farewell. So I came along to this club in Berlin; it was narrow, sticky, and really loud. And still it was a wonderful night with my players. Bastian could party, too. You saw that in 2013, the same as with many other players.

For Heynckes, in all of his stints as Bayern Munich manager, he’s won four Bundesliga titles, three DFL Supercups, and then the DFB-Pokal and Champions League titles in 2013. Of all the silverware he collected, though, there was something quite special about the treble winning side with Schweinsteiger in the heart of midfield and arguably will go down as one of the best ever Bayern sides ever assembled. Heynckes even went as far as Schweinsteiger should be regarded in the same class of midfielders as some of the greatest that Bayern have ever seen:

Players like Schweinsteiger still learned from their elders, from someone like Oliver Kahn, Thomas Linke, or Mehmet Scholl. They really had to integrate, learn team work and professionalism. At the beginning of his career, Bastian was an apprentice, who learned from his elders and then developed amazingly. There were many great midfielders. Bastian should be mentioned in one breath with these players, with Wolfgang Overath, Günter Netzer, and Lothar Matthäus

Take a little trip down memory lane to that celebratory night in Berlin:

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