Matthias Sammer: German Champions League final “light years” removed

Matthias Sammer: German Champions League final “light years” removed

For former European champion Matthias Sammer, a second German final in the Champions League is currently utopian. When asked how far away such a game is currently, the 55-year-old answered in an interview Münchner Merkur/tz: “Not measurable. Light years!” FC Bayern is a final candidate every year, “but all the other German teams are far away”.

For Sammer, currently a consultant at Borussia Dortmund, the reasons are obvious. “Because we don’t name our deficits, but are first-class in making excuses. That’s not how I got to know competitive sport. You have to have courage, we have to have more courage!” Demanded the former DFB sports director. Sammer is currently part of a task force at the German Football Association that aims to lead the national team into a better future.

Exactly ten years ago, FC Bayern and Dortmund faced each other in the only German final in the premier class. Bayern won 2-1 at Wembley. Previously there had only been a Bundesliga duel between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 1980 UEFA Cup.

2023-05-24 05:51:23
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