The Italian prevails over the Norwegian Kristoff. Bavaria CEO Rummenigge emphasizes the ambitions of Munich.
Tour de France: The Italian cyclist Elia Viviani has won the mass sprint of the fourth Tour de France stage. The 30-year-old from Team Deceuninck-Quick Step prevailed Tuesday after 213.5 kilometers between Reims and Nancy ahead of the Norwegian Alexander Kristoff (Norway / UAE Team Emirates) and the Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal). Viviani gave his team Deceuninck-Quick Step the second victory one after the other. On Monday Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe had won the third leg and taken the yellow jersey. Alaphilippe successfully defended the overall lead on Tuesday.
FC Bayern: CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has increased the pressure on coach Niko Kovac yet again and clearly underlined the ambitions of Munich in the premier class. "This club is hungry for the Champions League," said Rummenigge in the new Bundesliga special edition of Sport1. However, he has the impression that it is getting harder and harder every year to win this trophy, but the Champions League effort is always the benchmark, and of course it has an incredible appeal worldwide. "
Rummenigge called on Kovac to continue to cultivate the Munich football philosophy. "First of all, I think a coach has to adapt to the culture of a club, not the other way around: each coach has his own preferences about how a player should play in his system, but at the end of the day there must be a Bayern system, as there is a Barcelona system ", emphasized the Bayern boss.
With this system, FC Bayern have been "very successful for years and with different coaches," said Rummenigge, and it included "most spectacular football." We won the Champions League, three times in the final and almost always in the semi-finals will now be an important task for Niko Kovac to continue to cultivate this culture of play with our rejuvenated team ". The Bayern had failed in the last season in the first knockout round of the premier class eventual winner FC Liverpool. Kovac had been accused of defensive tactics in the 1-0 reverse match in Munich.
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