Bayern have a long way to go, says Sammer

The former Germany international has insisted domestic glory is by no means guaranteed for the Allianz Arena side

Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer has stressed that they cannot afford to get complacent if they are to be successful this term.

The Bundesliga leaders are still unbeaten in Germany’s top flight ahead of the second half of the campaign, yet Sammer has warned that they must remain focused in order to win their third consecutive league title.

“No club in the world can plan to finish the campaign undefeated. We can be happy with a lot of things right now but we still have a long way to go,” Sammer told the official Bundesliga website.

“So far, the players have done a very good job in executing how Pep Guardiola and the club envisage playing football and we want to continue working on that. But don’t believe for a second that every Bundesliga game isn’t a new challenge.

“This isn’t considered one of the strongest leagues in the world for nothing, and even the team that is top of the table at the halfway mark can’t forget that.”

Sammer went on to suggest that the style with which Bayern play their matches is arguably more important than the results themselves.

“The Bundesliga is massively important to us and obviously we want to be right up there at the top, but more important than the result is the way you play football.

“After a successful game, you have the result. But when you go into another game three or four days later and you start thinking about the previous game, you don’t think about the result. You think about the feeling you had playing that game.”

Bayern resume Bundesliga action away against Wolfsburg on January 30.