Created on 24-10-2008 at 00:00 AM
Following an encouraging week including a narrow 1-0 win in Karlsruhe and a 3-0 Champions League victory against Fiorentina, Bayern are now determined to maintain their recent progress at VfL Wolfsburg’s expense. Success at home to the Wolves on Saturday (Live in English from 3.15 pm CET on FCB.tv Web Radio) would see the champions leapfrog the men from Lower Saxony in the table, and also cut the gap to the teams at the very top of the standings.
“We want to carry on where we’ve just left off,” a visibly motivated Bastian Schweinsteiger said in the build-up to the latest reunion with former FCB boss Felix Magath. The head-to-head with the double-winning coach gave the encounter “added edge”, Schweinsteiger continued. “We know he’ll never come here and surrender the points without a fight. Felix Magath would be only to pleased to trip us up.“
The Munich camp is well aware of the threat posed by the expensively-assembled side currently in fifth spot. “It won’t be an easy match,” warned chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “Let’s not forget just how dramatically Wolfsburg have invested in recent years. They’re pushing really hard, and they have a team that has to be taken seriously,” the former world-class striker continued. “It won’t be easy on Saturday, but I’m very optimistic, and I’m convinced we’ll win.“