Olympic champion Zverev visits FCB: 'A huge occasion for me'
FC Bayern welcomed a very special guest on Tuesday evening as part of the Paulaner Legends Cup. Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev did the honours and took part in the event at the FC Bayern World two days after his magnificent triumph in Tokyo. The 24-year-old Bayern fan will also be on hand as a special guest at the "Allianz FC Bayern Team Presentation" in the Allianz Arena, and will join the Bayern legends on the pitch. fcbayern.com spoke to the gold medal winner.
Alexander Zverev - The interview
Servus and welcome to Munich! How are you feeling after your Olympic triumph?
Zverev: "Of course, it's an incredible feeling. Winning gold at the Olympics is the greatest thing you can achieve in sport. All the hard work over the last few years is paying off. I'm a very normal person. It's nice to see that the other football legends here are also normal guys."
Did you have to think about whether you could manage a visit to FC Bayern after your gold medal win?
"It had already been planned before I won the gold medal. I really wanted to do it. It's a huge occasion for me as well. It's wonderful to see all these people here."
What's your connection to FC Bayern?
"I have two favourite clubs. Internationally, at a really high level, it's always been FC Bayern. My first jersey was an FC Bayern one, with Oliver Kahn on the back. As a Hamburg fan, I'm also a HSV fan. But FC Bayern is the biggest club in the world for me and also the one I follow the most."
At the Paulaner Legends Cup, the Bayern Legends came together again for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic: