Munich (AP) – Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expects two exhausting years for the soccer stars and therefore wants to adjust the squad size at Bayern Munich.
“The next two seasons will be very tough for our players,” said the CEO of FC Bayern Munich as part of the “Audi Digital Summer Tour”. Changed starting times of the season as well as the European Championship 2021 and the World Cup 2022 would cause a great burden.
“Of course, the tight schedule also affects the squad planning. In the past two years we had a relatively small squad. We have to change that in the future,” said Rummenigge. “But thanks to our youth performance center, we have already been able to provide some youth players with contracts and thus expand our team.”
For the new season, the Munich squad was enlarged by the additions Leroy Sanè (Manchester City), Tanguy Nianzou (Paris Saint-Germain), Alexander Nübel (FC Schalke) and Adrian Fein, who was recently loaned out to Hamburger SV. However, the quartet is not included in the continuation of the Champions League.
“The Champions League is the cherry on the cake. It’s the world’s most important competition in club football,” said Rummenigge. The 64-year-old could not predict how the short break of Munich after the double win and before the restart of the premier class would have an effect.