Bayern new boy sets sights on titles


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Lucas Hernandez hopes to help Bayern Munich challenge for trophies after joining from Atletico Madrid during the summer.

Bayern paid a club-record 80million euros to snare the 23-year-old defender from Los Colchoneros in July, with the two clubs reaching an agreement in March.

Hernandez has missed most of pre-season with Bayern due to a knee injury, but did feature in a 23-0 win over Bavarian neighbours FC Rottach-Egern this week, and the France international insists he is now fully fit.

“I feel very well, I’m at 100 per cent,” he said, as reported by Goal. “I have no discomfort, I feel physically very well and I’m ready to compete 100 per cent.”

Hernandez could make his competitive debut on Monday when Bayern head to Energie Cottbus in the first round of the DFB-Pokal. Bayern claimed a seventh successive Bundesliga title last season and also won the DFB-Pokal, but they haven’t managed to claim the Champions League title since the 2012/13 campaign.

Hernandez is convinced the Bavarian giants can challenge for multiple honours in the season ahead. “My personal goal is to win it all,” he said. “Everything we play, I want to win. I come here to win titles and hope that this year we can win as much as possible.”

Bayern are 12.00 to win the Champions League this season, Manchester City are the 4.75 favourites and Barcelona are 6.00.

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