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Critical phase ahead

Rummenigge on top spot, Poldi and Zé

On Saturday, Bayern failed to take advantage of their biggest chance yet to go top of the Bundesliga for the first time this season. Instead, a 2-1 defeat away to Hertha BSC saw the champions slip to fourth in the standings. “We haven’t been as close as we were on Saturday,“ Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reflected on Monday in conversation with The chairman analysed the missed opportunity and discussed the current situation at the club.

Interview: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, two days after Bayern’s defeat in a top-of-the-table clash, how are you feeling?
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “What happened on Saturday in Berlin was really irritating, because it was a huge opportunity to go top. We’ve been working our way towards it for a while now, and we haven’t been as close as we were on Saturday.“ The defeat in Berlin was Bayern’s second in their third league fixture since the winter break. What are the reasons?
Rummenigge: “We’re playing good football, and we were the better team in both Hamburg and Berlin. But we have two big areas for improvement: on the one hand, we have to cut out the defensive errors which led to Hertha’s opening goal, and on the other, we have to take more of our chances.“