How Bayern celebrated in Berlin
Party time in Berlin! After the magnificent 4-2 triumph over Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB Cup final, there were wild celebrations among the FC Bayern players – and rightly so – starting on the pitch and in the dressing room of the Olympiastadion.
At just after midnight German time, the squad returned to their hotel in the capital, where the celebrations reached their high point at the banquet. Thomas Müller walked in wearing some special boxer shorts, Corentin Tolisso sang a French song while some players cut some shapes on the dancefloor.
“This is a great evening!” declared CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “I would like to give my warmest thanks to the players, the coaching staff led by Hansi Flick, the doctors, physios and all the backroom staff. You’ve had an incredible season. The manner in which we’ve won is tremendous.”
The cup triumph was the highlight – for now, at least – of an extraordinary and also hugely successful season, which will finally come to an end in a few weeks with the Champions League knockout tournament. “What’s nice about today: we’ve won the double but we’re still in with a shout in a third competition,” added Rummenigge, looking ahead and calling on the players not to get overexcited. “Everyone who was there in 2013 knows that it’s a long and difficult journey, but from what I’ve seen over recent weeks and months, it’s possible.”
For now, the Bayern players will have a well-deserved break. “Firstly I wish you all a nice break. Then the coaches will take over again, prepare you and we’ll see what’s still possible this year,” concluded Rummenigge.