Karl-Heinz Rummenigge angered by lack of unity

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich chief executive

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Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes that the Bundesliga is lacking solidarity, with World Cup winners only given five weeks to prepare for the new season.

Rummenigge has spoken out after he failed to secure an extra week’s break for the members of the Germany squad that was triumphant in Brazil.

Seven of Joachim Low’s squad play their club football for the Bavarian outfit, leading to Rummenigge getting involved in the situation.

The 58-year-old believes the short turnaround between the World Cup final and the Bundesliga season opener against Wolfsburg is not enough time to recover and then start training again.

The Bayern chief insists that he urged the rest of the clubs in the league to push back the opening game by one week, but his plea fell on deaf ears.

Rummenigge said: “Three weeks rest is too short, two weeks of preparation is not enough.

“I miss some solidarity by the Bundesliga. At a manager meeting I wanted to let the Bundesliga start on August 29 and not already on the 22nd but it was denied.

“It’s the only chance to get Bayern in trouble they said. I miss the solidarity towards those clubs who had a lot of players at the World Cup. I mean from Dortmund there were eight or nine in Brazil too.”

Bayern, who are available at 1.11 to win Bundesliga, are looking to assert their dominance on the domestic league once again next season after claiming back-to-back titles under Jupp Heynckes before Pep Guardiola claimed his first last term.

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