“They didn’t want to give up the lap of honour. If there was no confetti and no white beer showers, then it should at least be the jubilant tour through the Wolfsburg stadium. Here and there, the players of FC Bayern even found someone in the stands with whom they could make a La Ola.
As after the victory in Bremen, when the team had made the title perfect, the club bosses Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Herbert Hainer and Oliver Kahn had to stand in the stands as jubilant partners.
Bayern celebrate their eighth consecutive championship title. Although this is now routine for Jerome Boateng, Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer, the celebration after the 4-0 in Wolfsburg should remain in special memory.
“This is a special moment. But this is also a very strange moment. Everyone has never experienced a season like this,” said Christian Seifert, the managing director of the German Football League (DFL). Seifert handed the bowl over to Bayern captain Manuel Neuer. “No spectators, no cheers, no whistles – this is a strange atmosphere. But to finish our championship today is a great achievement,” Seifert said.
“You don’t want to get used to it”
Due to the safety and hygiene concept of the German Football League (DFL), only 100 people were allowed in the interior of the stadium. The DFL boss thanked authorities, the fans who had been at home for months and all the professionals that the season could be played to the end despite the Corona pandemic: “I know that in the last few weeks they have tried to achieve top performance under very complicated conditions. In doing so, you have helped all 36 clubs in the DFL to survive this phase of the crisis.”
There was already a small master party within the framework of the Corona possibilities last Saturday in the Munich Arena. The team sat down with the club bosses and the closest employees at the dinner. From now on, the focus is on the cup final next Saturday in Berlin against Bayer Leverkusen.
Thomas Müller doesn’t want to get used to winning titles without fans: “We knew what was coming. This is of course different, you do not want to get used to such a situation. The biggest thanks go to those we don’t see today, the fans out there. The feeling is missing.”