Town hall reception for Bayern's double heroes
The red carpet was rolled out for Bayern's double winners on Sunday afternoon! After their DFB Cup final triumph in Berlin, the record German cup winners returned home, where they were received with honour at the Munich town hall by mayor Dieter Reiter. Along with the team as well as Hansi Flick and his coaching staff, FC Bayern were represented by CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, president Herbert Hainer, vice-presidents Prof. Dr. Dieter Mayer and Walter Mennekes plus board members Andreas Jung, Jan-Christian Dreesen, Hasan Salihamidžić and Jörg Wacker.
Great recognition of FCB's achievements
"What you've produced again this season is a sensation," praised the head of the state of Bavaria in his speech. "The eighth German league title in a row, the 30th overall and now the 20th DFB Cup title. It's hard to disguise the fact that FC Bayern dominate German football. FC Bayern and the city of Munich belong together, and I'm glad that FC Bayern are a flagship for us around the world."
Rummenigge accepted the praise on behalf of the club, thanking the mayor for the warm reception and also the city of Munich for the support during the coronavirus pandemic. And of course, the 64-year-old also had praise for the team: "The lads have done fantastically. The team have great character and have also shown incredible solidarity towards society, their fellow man and our staff during these difficult last few months."
The images of the double winners' reception are here:
Breather before Champions League
The distinguished double heroes will come together at Säbener Straße again on Monday for some sponsor engagements, before having some time to switch off. "After the marketing day, the team have a well-earned 13-day holiday," Flick had already revealed in his pre-match press conference at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Having had a packed schedule over the last few weeks, the players need a break so they can "switch off, reset mentally and power up for a very intensive pre-season."
After all, the season is not yet over, with the Champions League resuming in August. "We still have one competition left, but I don't want to set the bar too high," concluded Rummenigge in his address, warning mayor Reiter of the "worst-case scenario... I hope it happens and then of course we'd gladly come again."
The night before their visit to the Munich town hall, Bayern celebrated their cup victory with a banquet in Berlin: