Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder firmly believes in the championship title for FC Bayern Munich - and also relies on the weakness of pursuer Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern should now "stick together as a team, stand together as a club. You're ahead. The Dortmunders are actually almost too stupid to become German champions," said Söder at the "Bild" event "Aufschlag bei Bild" as part of Munich tennis tournament: "I am very optimistic that we will become German champions. Dortmund will help you."
Six games before the end of the season, the German record champions are two points ahead of Dortmund in the Bundesliga table. BVB was unable to use Bayern's slip-up on the previous day against Hoffenheim (1-1) in their own 3-3 draw in Stuttgart.
Söder, actually a fan of the second division club 1. FC Nürnberg, wishes for a successful FC Bayern as the father of the country. For him, Thomas Tuchel is exactly the right coach who will bring success back. "Personally, I think Tuchel is a great coach and he will bring huge benefits to the club in the long run," said Söder. But it is important that the team finally emit more goal danger again and bring more concentration to the pitch, added Söder. His advice: "Fewer hairstyles, less fashion, less frills."