FC Bayern München president Uli Hoeness believes the club can count themselves as one of the top three clubs in Europe alongside Juventus and Real Madrid.
Die Roten have already secured the Bundesliga title this season but were disappointed to be knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals by Real Madrid.
Hoeness admitted that only winning the domestic league is not enough for Bayern because they are part of Europe's elite, and were simply unlucky to run into another top club like Real.
"I've said in the long term that a single title is not enough. But essentially, the German championship is a fantastic title," he said, according to ESPN.
"Of course, we were unlucky to meet Real Madrid — probably the best team around — in the Champions League quarterfinals.
"However, I wouldn't say we need to hide from Real or Juventus. I think Juve, Real and Bayern are the three best teams in Europe at the moment, and that isn't likely to change for a while."
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