Despite not winning the Champions League since 2013, Bayern Munich are considered one of the top three or four clubs in Europe (in the whole world, actually), but that is about to change, slowly but steadily, according to a former captain of theirs.
It will not be easy for Bayern – quite the contrary. You see how other teams are improving when €222m is invested in Neymar
Stefan Effenberg told T-Online, talking about Bayern’s challenge to remain a top-top club in Europe, and not just in Germany.
Paris are certainly now among the favourites for the Champions League. They are hungry and have other options. You have Paris, Barcelona, Real Madrid and also the English clubs with their possibilities
the former Germany international said, worried about Bayern being left behind, loyal to their policy of spending within certain limits.
If Uli Hoeness then publicly says ‘no, we are not ready to pay’ – but what’s happening continues – then the gap between these clubs is growing
Effenberg also said, referring to Bayern’s president, and his stern belief that overspending is not the way to make a team capable of challenging for the Champions League.
Last, asked whether or not he would be surprised if ‘Die Roten’ failed to win the prestigious trophy the next ten years, Effenberg replied
no, I would not be surprised
rather echoing the… fear of the average Bayern fan.