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Wörle: “Fired up for the start of the season”

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The FC Bayern women will kick off the new season as reigning Allianz Women’s Bundesliga champions when they take on Turbine Potsdam tomorrow at 6 pm CET at the Grünwalder Stadion for the home opener.

“We’re fired up for the opening game and look forward to the challenge,” said coach Thomas Wörle of the reigning German Champions, who went the whole season undefeated.  “After a difficult preseason due to World Cup, we’ll have to work hard to find our form again. We know the task will be difficult, Potsdam is a top international team.”

After some shaky games early on, the FC Bayern women were able to end their preseason preparation on a high note after winning this year’s Valais Women’s Cup, defeating Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyon along the way.

“The game on Friday will be a fight, and a close one too, but one that we absolutely want to win,” said Germany international Sara Däbritz. Däbritz, along with Nicole Rolser, Lisa Evans, and Vero Boquete, is one of the four new signings at FC Bayern, who will help to reinforce the team for all three competitions coming up this season (Bundesliga, Cup, Champions League).

Lena Lotzen, Katharina Baunach, Sarah Romert, Veronica Boquete, and Mana Iwabuchi will not be available for the season opener.

Stats back Potsdam, record backs Bayern

Statistically speaking, Potsdam is one of the top teams to dominate German women’s soccer in recent years: out of the last 15 league games in Munich, FC Bayern was able to claim only 5 wins and 2 draws. However, Thomas Wörle’s team is undefeated in the last three games against Potsdam and was able to walk away as victors in both encounters.