German team seeks the second championship of the tournament; the first was won in 2013 against Raja Casablanca, Atlético-MG’s tormentor in the semifinal
THE Bayern Munchen is the team to be beaten in FIFA Club World Cup which starts next Thursday, the 4th, at Qatar. The German team won everything in the last European season: German Championship, German Cup, German Super Cup, European Super Cup and Champions League, and can be the opponent of the Palm Trees in an eventual final on February 11th. There is always a suspicion that European teams are not dedicated to the tournament and, therefore, the South Americans see their chances of winning a title increase. However, the goalkeeper Manuel Neuer guaranteed that Bayern will focus on the dispute, in search of the 6th season title. “I’m looking forward to the World Cup because we have had this experience before and we won. Now we have the chance to play two games in Qatar. And we are determined to win the sixth title, ”said Neuer, in an interview with the Fifa. “Certainly, the sixth trophy is an extra motivation. We have a very clear goal in mind and we will try to achieve it in a positive way ”. If they win the World Cup, the German team will beat the record of six titles in just one season.
Despite being anxious, Neuer confessed that the team’s focus is still on German Championship. On Friday, 05, the team will visit the Hertha Berlin to ensure your leadership, before traveling to Qatar. “We are still focused on the Bundesliga right now. But we will have time to prepare (for the World Cup) ”, he said. Bayern’s debut will be on Monday, the 8th, against the winner of Al Duhail, representative of the home, and Al Ahly, from Egypt. The goalkeeper admitted that he hardly knows the two teams. “We already know Al Ahly, they are the African champions. So it wouldn’t be an easy game. It is never very easy to face teams that you know very little ”. Palmeiras enters the field on Sunday to make the semifinal against the winner of Tigres – MEX and Ulsan Hyundai – COR.
Bayern Munich seeks second world championship
Voted the best goalkeeper in the world last season, Neuer will arrive in Qatar with the experience of having played and won the 2013 championship. On that occasion, the Germans defeated Raja Casablanca 2-0 in the final, Atlético-MG in the semifinal. David Alaba, Jerome Boateng e Thomas Müller they were also in that group and could play another World Cup. Despite not being fully recognized by FIFA, Palmeiras is also looking for their second world title. In 1951 the club won the Rio Cup which is considered by the entity as a “global security”.