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Bayern Reflects on Historic Treble
Guardian, June 3rd, 2013 12:59PM

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After guiding Bayern Munich to an historic treble of domestic league, domestic cup and European cup, Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy on a balcony in front of 10,000 supporters in the driving rain with a well-rehearsed line on his lips: "Twenty-three years ago, the older ones among you might remember, I made a somewhat cocky promise to deliver the European Cup," Heynckes said, in reference to a vow he made to Bayern fans in the very same place after leading the club to the league title in 1990. "I would like to make good on that promise: here is the European Cup."

Reflecting on the club’s historic achievement, sports magazine 11 Freunde wrote: "Rarely has a side dominated a season this much with so much beautiful soccer. There was constant movement, everything was in flow. This impression will outlast decades. And even if you can't bear any more eulogies, even if you hate this club from the bottom of the heart, even then you have to secretly bow quickly and say: thank you for this season, FC Bayern."

Even Bayern forward Thomas Muller said it was hard to grasp the magnitude of what has transpired: "We can't evaluate what has happened here, maybe we can do that in 10 years, or maybe never," he said. Added midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger: "Many expect a lot of us, including us, but getting there takes a lot of mental energy. That's why we are not just relieved but proud."

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