Karl-Heinz Rummenigge appears still thirsty for their revenge against Chelsea despite having knocked the English side off the race in the 2019/2020 campaign
Bayern Munich could have met with Chelsea in the finals if they had triumphed over Paris Saint German and most likely would also against Manchester City.
But a loss on away goal rule did see this dashed out as PSG bounced back at Allianz Arena with a 3-2 win to send the Bavarians out of the campaign.
Telling from the 65-year-old words when asked what his wish for Bayern in the future is, one could easily feel the weight of vengeance he holds at heart for Chelsea.
Maybe we could easily address them as Chelsea bitter rivals now after the 2012 incident that had most of the Bayern Munich squad weeping for weeks.
A trophy they almost had their hands on but failed to have lucks on their side as a weak Chelsea side, led by an inexperienced manager who inherited the team half way beat them on penalties.
“A Champions League win at home in 2023! The 2012 final defeat in Munich against Chelsea is my only wound that has not healed,” Rummnigge said.
Although the competition which was meant to be hosted on Bayern Munich’s home ground, Allianz Arena for the 2021/2022 season has been shifted to Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia due to the postponement and relocation of the just concluded 2020/2021 final.
Guess, Rumminegge will have to wait little more time before his wish to lifting the UCL on his home ground comes to actualization.
Chelsea won’t be facing the Germans in their group stages next season as winning the UEFA Champions League final against Manchester City on the 29th of May, placed them in the pot 1.
Find out teams in Pot 1 and Pot 2 as Pot 3 & 4 sets to be decided only after qualifiers round.