Sammer concerned about BVB Dortmund closing in

Bayern München sporting director Matthias Sammer has urged the squad to learn from their mistakes against Mainz if they are to win the Bundesliga this season.

Sammer was impressed with what he saw from second place BVB Dortmund in the Bavarians 0-0 draw in Der Klassiker on Saturday and warned the players they need to get back to winning ways if they are to hold of the challenge from BVB Dortmund.

Die Borussen are just five points behind Bayern with nine league games of the season left and Sammer has backed their rivals to win the majority of them.

“I do not know if I’m exaggerating when I say that the BVB will win nine games, but seven or eight they will – I am convinced of that. Therefore, it is clear what we must do,” he said.

“We have a good starting position, we know that. We are also confident enough, but we were reckless in midweek.

“We got a point and kept our advantage, but we should learn from the Mainz 05 game. Although it sometimes looks easy, it is incredibly difficult for Bayern München to win game after game.

“It is important to take the right lessons from the game during the week. If we do this, we have a great chance of becoming champions. If we do not, and we allow ourselves such a game even once or twice, it will be difficult.

“One thing I have noticed: if you criticise us and when the mood is against us, we are always good. So, carry on,” he concluded.