Allianz Arena

Next Game

Bay Munich v E Braunschweig

Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 19:30

German DFB Cup Third Round

Allianz Arena

Last Game

Bay Munich 4 - 1 Cologne

Friday, 27 February 2015, 19:30

German Bundesliga

Hoeness hails his champions

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness paid tribute to his team after they wrapped up their 23rd Bundesliga title with six games to go thanks to a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Last Updated: 06/04/13 at 20:51 Post Comment

Bayern Munich: Wrapped up the title

Bayern Munich: Wrapped up the title

It has been a matter of when and not if Bayern regained the title from Borussia Dortmund for some weeks and Bastian Schweinsteiger's 53rd-minute effort gave the visitors the win they needed.

The afternoon could have been more comfortable for Bayern, with David Alaba sending a first-half penalty against the post, but they moved 20 points clear of Dortmund with only 18 left to play for.

The victory also ended a mini title drought as they won their first crown in three seasons.

It was not quite on the same level as the 9-2 thumping of Hamburg in their last league clash, but the Bavarian giants can now turn their attention to completing the treble. They are well-placed in their Champions League quarter-final with Juventus and in the last four of the DFB-Pokal.

While all at Bayern are looking to Wednesday's tie in Turin, Hoeness will nevertheless raise a glass to his team tonight.

"We must not make the mistake of minimising this title all of a sudden," he said. "We said before the season started that winning the Bundesliga was our priority.

"No matter what happens now, and of course I want to win more titles, but this season has been super.

"Of course we have to carry on this way to crown the season, but let's not forget that we have already reached our primary goal for the season.

"We're certainly going to have a glass of champagne on the plane home, and then we will focus on our next big game in Turin."

Bayern have toppled record after record on their way to the title, and with six games still to come, they have already picked up more wins and more points than they did in the whole of last season.

"We have played a magnificent season," added Hoeness to LIGA total! television. "Rarely have a team won the title in such dominant fashion.

"In all of the years I have been at Bayern, I cannot remember us being so superior or such clear champions with six games to go.

"Huge thanks must go to the coach above all, but also to the team. I can hardly find the words to express how fantastic this title feels."

The Bayern players lifted outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes into the air after the final whistle in the Waldstadion, but as soon as they had left the field, Arjen Robben was already looking to even greater achievements.

"We've got the title now, but things move on," said Robben. "We have got to keep our cool because we still have some important games to come.

"We want even more from this season and since we are still in two competitions, we want to win them both."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Mark Hughes angered by officials in Stoke win over Hull

Mark Hughes was pleased with Stoke's 1-0 win over Hull but angered after the officials missed a challenge on Stephen Ireland.

Sean Dyche downbeat after Burnley lose to Swansea defeat at Turf Moor

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his side must start turning performances into wins after losing 1-0 to Swansea at Turf Moor.

Jonas Gutierrez wants top-10 finish for Newcastle after return

Jonas Gutierrez has targeted a top-10 finish with Newcastle after returning to the squad for the win against Aston Villa.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company