- Bayern Munich’s FIFA Club World Cup marketing campaign begins on 8 February
- German giants will meet Al Duhail or Al Ahly within the semi-finals
- For coach Hansi Flick, profitable in Qatar would cap a incredible season
A win on the FIFA Club World Cup 2020™ would see Hans-Dieter Flick and Bayern Munich make historical past by turning into solely the second group after Barcelona (in 2009) to win all six home and worldwide titles up for grabs in a single season. And but regardless of the enormity of the event, the coach says that he doesn’t really feel below any explicit strain.
“It’s always the case at Bayern Munich that you want to have the most successful season possible,” said Flick, “and after the treble, you’re obviously looking at the FIFA Club World Cup. We’re quite simply motivated to win something else, so we’re all obviously really looking forward to the Club World Cup.”
The report German league winners will get their marketing campaign below means on 8 February within the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Qatar. The draw that was made on Tuesday 19 January in Zurich pitted them in opposition to whoever comes via the quarter-closing between final season’s league champions within the host nation Al Duhail SC (Qatar) and the CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly SC (Egypt).
That would most likely be the icing on the cake, nevertheless it’s clearly going to be a problem. Everyone I’ve spoken to has stated that it’s a beautiful competitors, so we’re trying ahead to the entire occasion and hoping that we will have a profitable match.
Flick has 4 gamers in his ranks who know what it takes to win the FIFA Club World Cup, with captain and present The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, FIFA World Cup™ winners Thomas Muller and Jerome Boateng, and Austria’s David Alaba all a part of the profitable 2013 marketing campaign for the membership. Back then, Pep Guardiola was in cost when Bayern gained the ultimate in Morocco 2-0 courtesy of objectives from Thiago and Dante. According to Flick, everybody had a optimistic expertise of that victorious match.
“All of them, including Hermann Gerland, who was already on the coaching staff back then, said that it quite simply a wonderful event and that it’s fun to take part in it, pure and simple. And if we can have the same success that they did in 2013, then that will make it a whole lot of fun and a unique event, which is exactly the kind of experience we’re looking to have this year with the team.”
A Club World Cup brings collectively not merely the very best groups in a specific continent, however the cream of membership soccer from all around the globe – one thing that the Bayern coach was fast to underline.
“I do know what it’s like from working with the nationwide group. At European Championships, or for us within the Champions League, you at all times play European groups. Coming up in opposition to South American, Asian or African sides is at all times a little bit bit completely different when it comes to the mentality of your opponents. On the one hand, as I’ve simply stated, it’s the mindset and the way in which the gamers are arrange, however you additionally come throughout the occasional new idea as regards the way in which you think about and ultimately play the sport.
“From that point of view, I’m really looking forward to seeing and analysing what the tournament has to offer and maybe picking up some fresh ideas. This is why it’s always really special when you get a global perspective on something and get to play against the best teams in the world.”
As UEFA representatives, Bayern are robotically one of many match favourites. A glance again on the roll of honour exhibits that golf equipment from the Old Continent have already loved a substantial amount of success. The final time a non-European facet got here out on prime was all the way in which again in 2012, when Corinthians from Brazil defeated Chelsea in Japan. Since then, Bayern (2013), Real Madrid (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) Barcelona (2015) and Liverpool (2019) have all taken dwelling the title, and Bayern will be hoping so as to add to that record by profitable the ultimate, to be held on 11 February in Education City Stadium.
“We’re hoping and aiming to win the tournament, but as is always the case, we mustn’t get ahead of ourselves,” said Flick. “First off, we want to – and we have to – win our semi-final. We’re obviously hopeful of making it to the final – it’s our goal but it’s also our duty to get that far. We’ll be doing everything we can to prepare in the best way possible to realise our ambitions. But first and foremost we have to do our jobs, and then we can see whether we’ve earned ourselves a reward.”