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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge looks forward to Bayern Munich’s remaining schedule

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The Bayern CEO is hopeful that his team can rise to the challenge in the coming months.

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 27: CEO of FC Bayern Muenchen Karl-Heinz Rummenigge smiles after shading an image during the opening event of the special FC Bayern exhibition called 'Between atelier and football ground' at FCB Erlebniswelt on February 27, 2019 in Munich, Germany.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge celebrates Bayern Munich’s 119 anniversary at the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, February 27, 2019.
Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

Bayern Munich have come a long way from October. Losses at home in the Bundesliga and talks of getting rid of Niko Kovac are long behind us. Now CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge is optimistic about the team’s chances going forward, and rightfully so. In an interview with AZ, the Bayern boss shed light on some of that optimism:

Now we have important months ahead of us, starting on Saturday with the game in Mönchengladbach. This stretch will continue with the first climax when we have the second leg against Liverpool on March 13. I hope we can advance to the quarter-finals as well. It will be difficult, not a sure thing. But we are quite optimistic that we have managed to get over the crisis we had without question in October and November and that the team is well on track.

Later on, he shared his goal:

It would be nice to be able to show some silverware on the town hall balcony at the end of May. We have to play with concentration and motivation. Everything is open. I hope the team and coach will achieve the results we need in the coming weeks and months.

With Borussia Dortmund’s first-place lead cut to just three points, it’s definitely looking up for Bayern’s chances at a 29th Bundesliga title. Plus, since Borussia Dortmund is already out of the German Cup, Bayern remain the front runners in that competition. As for whether they can still progress in the Champions League, we’ll have to wait until March 13th.

One thing’s for certain, though. If Bayern is able to win some combination of these competitions, this will go down as one of the greatest recoveries in the team’s history. And without Jupp Heynckes there, that only makes it more impressive.