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Oliver Kahn: “The hunt is on” for the Bundesliga crown

Despite Bayern Munich having won the last nine Bundesliga titles, Kahn believes this year’s title will be a big challenge.

FC Bayern Munich v SSC Napoli - Pre-Season Match Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images

Bayern Munich would break history by winning a 10th consecutive domestic title this upcoming season. This achievement has never been accomplished in any of the top five European leagues. Juventus had the opportunity to accomplish this last season, but fell short. Now, Bayern Munich has the chance to stand alone with this incredible feat.

Oliver Kahn expects a hot fight for the historic tenth consecutive title. As you can expect, the other top-flight teams aren’t so eager to let Bayern Munich win another title.

“The chase is on. The team knows that the others are not very interested in us being at the top for the tenth time in a row. They will try everything to get us out of there,” said Kahn (as captured by Abendzeitung) at the Allianz Arena.

Of course, the outcome of this season is dependent on themselves. There are no doubts about the potential of this team and if the team focuses on its own success, there is no reason why they can’t win another title. However, losing coach Hansi Flick has caused some doubts in the fanbase. We have yet to see Julian Nagelsmann get a real opportunity to prove himself and fans should reserve their judgement until we see what happens.

This Bayern squad could still become strengthened with the arrival of any additional signings. Kahn directly addressed the swirl of rumors around RB Leipzig talent, Marcel Sabitzer. “At Bayern, there are always a lot of names and potential newcomers traded. I don’t want to comment on any of this here today,” he said. The arrival of a midfielder such as Sabitzer would have a significant impact on the team but the club has made it clear that it is satisfied with the current strength of the squad.

The hunt for a tenth consecutive title will begin on Friday against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Will Bayern Munich start off with a win?