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Bayern comment on the Bundesliga title

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We are the champions! FC Bayern sealed their ninth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday. It was clear Bayern could no longer be knocked off their perch before a ball was even kicked at the Allianz Arena, but Bayern let off fireworks against Borussia Mönchengladbach with a 6-0 thrashing. fcbayern.com has compiled the statements.

Herbert Hainer

"The ninth German championship title in a row is proof of FC Bayern's DNA. This club has the power to never stop, striving for success again and again. The club's mentality has grown over decades, fuelled by its history. I would like to congratule our players and coaching staff, headed by Hansi Flick, as well as the sporting management, headed by Hasan Salihamidžić. Our fans can be proud of what this team has achieved throughout the season. Each title obliges and motivates us to carry on. This team has the potential to add many more successful chapters to this club's history."

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

"We've won the title for the ninth time in a row, you can't overestimate that achievement. I would like to congratulate the team, the coaching staff and head coach Hansi Flick, the entire staff and the sporting management, headed by Hasan Salihamidžić. Our players didn't ease off after an exhausting and outstandingly successful year, they stayed hungry and worked hard for this title. This club has earned a fifth star that will adorn our jerseys. It's a shame we can't celebrate with our fans, we've missed them a lot this season. I hope we'll be able to catch up on celebrations with them soon."

Oliver Kahn

"Congratulations to our team, our head coach Hansi Flick and his staff and the sporting management, headed by Hasan Salihamidžić. The hardest things in sports is to find motivation again and again after great successes. Our team have achieved that in an impressive manner, and I have the highest repect for that. We've made history with our ninth straight championship title, and we can look forward with great optimism. This team's path has anything but come to an end."

Hasan Salihamidžić

"The German championship title is a very honest one. It shows consistency, a high level, mentality, class. I'm very proud of this team, their quality and professional greed. I'd like to thank Hansi Flick and his staff for a strong and successful season, as well as my board colleagues, including Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, our president Herbert Hainer. The ninth championship title in a row if a great achievement by the club for our fans."

Hansi Flick

"Congratulations to everyone! It's outstanding what the team has achieved. After the successful last season we had hardly any days off, the team very often played every three days, but they've performed very well. The league is the most genuine of titles. We're happy that it worked out. Everyone was very happy in the moment. Nevertheless, the focus was on the game against Gladbach. You could see that we were ready. That's the mentality of this team. The game today was worthy of champions. Huge congratulations to the team and the staff around it. The whole club creates this atmosphere that you can be successful. Bayern Munich has always been my club, I was a big fan when I was young, Gerd Müller was my big idol, Paul Breitner, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. I have now experienced two fantastic years here. To experience this togetherness on a daily basis is outstanding. These two years have been very valuable for me."

Manuel Neuer

"It was a bizarre situation. We had just got ready ourselves. Of course, there are a few TVs in the dressing room. That's where we saw live how the game [Dortmund vs. Leipzig] ended. Of course, we were delighted and congratulated each other. We then wanted to show who the true German champions were and lay down a marker at the Allianz Arena. Those moments when the game is slowly coming to an end, you pick up a win or it's already been decided - then it just tingles all over your body. Emotions play a part - unfortunately without spectators this year. We work towards becoming champions every year. It's already a special achievement that we've become German champions for the ninth year in a row."

Thomas Müller

"When you start out as a little boy, you don't think you'll be playing in the first team at FC Bayern. You're just happy to get tickets to the stadium. It's one of the journeys I'm on and also the development of the club for 10, 12 years - to be champions nine times in a row is crazy. It's a huge amount of work every year, a lot of heart and soul goes into it, but we also have a great team every year. It's not about winning the title. It's about wanting to win every game. That feeling of winning, of being better than your opponents, is what gives you the push. Unfortunately, the push doesn't last very long, so you try to get that back again and again. That's the secret of this hunger, which is still there. In the dressing room, the mood was already somewhat relaxed. We were happy and pushed ourselves to go one better."

Robert Lewandowski

"The preparation was only about the game. For us, it wasn't important what happened at Leipzig. For us, the most important thing was to show on the pitch that we're German champions and get three points. We played a great game. I always keep pushing and try to give everything for the team. The way we're developing is incredible. I can be thankful that I get so many assists from my teammates."

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