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Start of winning run?

Hoeneß: We’ll be top at halfway mark

Uli Hoeneß feels Bayern’s narrow but deserved victory in Karlsruhe last Saturday marks a turning point in the champions’ Bundesliga fortunes this term.

“I’m going to be aggressive for once: in my opinion, Bayern will be top of the table by Christmas,” the Bayern general manager declared during Monday evening’s Blickpunkt Sport show on Bavarian TV. Hoeneß spelled out the pre-conditions for achieving the ambitious goal: “We have to be more consistent and set off on a winning run.“

The board director advised coach Jürgen Klinsmann not to overdo the amount of work he is currently putting into his job. “He’s too committed. He’s trying to get everything done at once. I keep saying to him: Rome wasn’t built in a day,” the 56-year-old revealed.

“I’ve advised him to spend an hour or two less at the Säbener Strasse every day,” Hoeneß continued, “he’s there at 8 am every Sunday. I recently told him it would be better if he took a couple of extra hours’ sleep. If he can take all this to heart a little bit, we’ll have a very enjoyable time together.“