D.he German football record champions from Munich will open the game on Friday (8.30pm) against FC Schalke 04. “Even for such an extraordinary team, it means to remain humble and work everything again. Bayern are not given anything for free, “said Hitzfeld and emphasized despite the last eighth championship in a row:” You can’t say now: They’ll be champions anyway. “
Hitzfeld, who was both Champions League winners and German champions with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern, sees BVB “with an equally outstanding, young team that can develop” as the greatest competitor for the team from coach Hansi Flick.
He was “really glad that as a coach he had never experienced something so uniquely complicated,” said Hitzfeld about the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on football. Hitzfeld called the resumption of game operations after the forced break an “unbelievable pioneering work”. He spoke of a “masterpiece” and “a perfect example for the whole world, also for other sports”.