Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Klausner says the team is not scared and will play to win the upcoming match against Bayern Munich, who have won the German Football League (Bundesliga) ten times in a row.
European League champions Eintracht Frankfurt open their 60th season in the Bundesliga on Friday when they face Bayern Munich.
In his statements to reporters on Wednesday, Klausner said that while Bayern Munich are likely to win the title again because it “has a much bigger squad”, his Europa League crowners are also ready to compete.
Klausner said: “We will not give up, but we will give everything we can to start our career in the Bundesliga with a win.” “Everything is possible in any match against any team in the world,” he said. Klausner described the season opener as a reward for last season.
Eintracht did not occupy one of the Bundesliga positions eligible for European participation, but they won the Europa League title after a great start to knock Barcelona out in the quarter-finals.
“The whole world will watch the clash,” said Klausner, “and we want to keep Bayern Munich under pressure and create difficulties for him.” Eintracht Frankfurt scored a huge 5/1 win against Bayern Munich in 2019, which ended Niko Kovac’s career as Bayern coach, and beat him 2-1 the following season.
But Bayern won 1/nil in the last meeting between the two teams at Frankfurt Stadium.
Bayern Munich said on Wednesday that its captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had missed training with a stomach problem, and the picture was unclear as to its impact on his participation in Friday’s opener.
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