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Interview: Fan favourite Ivica

Olic: I had a great time at Bayern

Ivica Olic rates as one of the top Bayern crowd heroes of recent years. The Croat scored 23 goals in 80 appearances for the men from Munich, and personally spearheaded the Reds’ charge to the Champions League final in 2010. Ivi will be back at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday evening, but he has swapped the red shirt of the home team for the green of his new club Wolfsburg, and opened his goalscoring account for VfL last weekend. “I'm looking forward to the reunion with my former team-mates," said the striker in an exclusive interview with FCB official journal Bayern Magazin. Prior to the home meeting with the Wolves, we reproduce extracts from the interview.

Interview: Ivica Olic

Hi Ivi, it's always good to meet up with old friends, so are you looking forward to the Allianz Arena and a reunion with so many people from the past?
Ivica Olic: Of course. I had a great time at Bayern, and I've kept in touch with a number of my former team-mates. And I'm also looking forward to the atmosphere at the stadium because it was always fantastic.

In your time with FCB, you were a double winner in 2010, but you lost two Champions League finals. What do you generally remember the most?
Winning the double was very special indeed. Not many players manage that in an entire career. And despite two bitter defeats, I do remember the finals very fondly, because we had a good team on both occasions, and we turned in some great performances on the way to the finals.

Have your sons gotten used to cheering you on in a green Wolfsburg shirt, or will they still be rooting for Bayern on Tuesday evening - at least a little bit?
The best thing would be to ask them yourself. Whatever, my sons are their dad's biggest fans! (laughs)