Coach Christian Streich from SC Freiburg is looking forward to the top game of the Bundesliga at Bayern Munich on Saturday (3:30 p.m.).
“I’ve been in football for 50 years now, and Bayern have always been the measure of all things,” said Streich on Friday. As a child, he watched the club become European champions three times in a row. “Those were high points when you saw a game like this on your father’s lap when you were eight or nine years old. Those were our absolute heroes: Gerd Müller, Franz Beckenbauer, Sepp Maier, Bulle Roth. Bayern Munich has been there my whole life. Fighting and playing against Bayern is something wonderful. We’ll do everything we can to stand up to them. “
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With his team, which is currently third in the table and the only one in German professional football that has not yet lost this season, Streich feels “no different tension than usual when you have a good phase” before the Bayern game.
Even if Freiburg have not won any of their 21 Bundesliga away games against the record champions so far, he was “always very, very satisfied with the attitude with which we have traveled to Munich over the past few years,” said the coach. “We want to stand up to them. Even if they are maybe only half the size of yours.”
Petersen, Sallai and Schmid are not there
The Freiburg offensive forces Nils Petersen and Roland Sallai (both knee problems) and full-back Jonathan Schmid (consequences of a corona infection) are still out.