Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of Bayern Munich, confirmed that his club is very much looking forward to facing Al-Ahly in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup in the match that will bring the two teams together next Monday, indicating that the red giant is very popular and his club will respect him at the latest For fear of surprises and the removal of the Bavarian team from the continental championship.
Rummenigge said on the sidelines of his interview today with the German newspaper “Sport 1”: “The winner of the tournament will get five million dollars, which has a great impact in light of the current crisis. If the team wins this title, they will get a reward for that. They deserve it, but I warn of Underestimating the opponents next Monday. “
He added: “Our coach will analyze Al-Ahly before confronting him, because you cannot be arrogant, although we are the favorites to win the match. We do not want to falter, but rather we take every match seriously. The team did that perfectly in 2020, and we will keep that in the year 2021, always treat matches with respect and professional preparation. “
He continued: “After a two-day break and a long journey, we have the semi-finals. Al-Ahly is a very popular club with more than 30 million fans in Egypt alone. It was chosen as the“ Club of the Century ”by the Continental Federation. Opponent with the utmost respect and appreciation. “
And he continued: “When FIFA thought about not allowing the tournament to be held this season because of Corona, I contacted Gianni Infantino to try to establish the tournament, yes I did. We are happy that we qualified as winners of the Champions League for the Club World Cup.”
“Our team is very ambitious and wants to win everything possible. We now want to create something historic. Only one team won six titles so far Barcelona in 2009, we want to repeat them.”
Al-Ahly club qualified for the semi-finals after defeating Al-Duhail yesterday evening 1-0, while the Bavarian team will participate directly in the semi-finals.