Shaqiri: Tough to repeat success

Shaqiri: Tough to repeat success

A Football Report
Shaqiri: Tough to repeat success

Xherdan Shaqiri believes that Bayern Munich will face a tough battle this season if they are to replicate their incredible treble success of 2012-13.

Shaqiri however believes that Dortmund will be a major threat this season but feels the win in the Supercup was not a significant one.

"You can never put too much value into pre-season games, even if of course we didn't want to lose to Dortmund," he told Sport1.

"The other teams have strengthened, so we know it's not going to be an easy season, but we want to win the league and the DFB-Pokal, plus go as far as possible in the Champions League.

"What matters is that we play well at the start of the season, when there is something at stake, and that we pick up the points like last year. Of course it's going to be hard to repeat what we did last season, but we are a top club and we've also got to be able to show that." 

Bayern take on BSV Schwarz Weiss Rehden in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Monday.