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Exclusive: Tim Borowski

‘We’ve identified their weaknesses’

Saturday marks a reunion with former FCB midfielder Tim Borowski. After a single season in Munich, the 29-year-old left Bayern during last summer’s close season and rejoined Werder Bremen, where he had spent the previous 12 years. Ahead of the Bavarians’ trip to their northern arch-rivals, fcbayern.de spoke exclusively to Boro about the game, his return to Bremen, and Munich’s wing duo ‘Rib & Rob’.

Interview: Tim Borowski

fcbayern.de: Tim, you must be pleased not to be facing Eintracht Frankfurt again this season? [Werder have lost twice to Eintracht]
Tim Borowski: “I don’t know about ‘pleased’. I mean yes, when you think of the dropped points. But maybe, like at the start of the season, it’s a wake-up call for us. We definitely have to make amends now.“

fcbayern.de: As you say, maybe the result is a good omen: you went 23 games undefeated after the opening day defeat…
Borowski: “I don’t want to talk about omens. We’re all gutted, because three vital points have gone begging. All the other teams in the top third of the table took points, so it was doubly disappointing. We’ve buckled down to some very hard work in training, to be fit and ready for Saturday.“

fcbayern.de: You’ve not won in the Bundesliga for five games, but Bayern have won their last five. Does the match come at the right time?
Borowski: “There’s basically never a right time. We all need to be aware of the importance of the game for us as a team and for the club, so it doesn’t really matter who’s due at the Weser Stadium on Saturday. But when it’s Bayern, you’re that little bit more fired up and determined to give it everything.“