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Watzke wants more respect from Bayern

14 September 2012 17:05

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke feels the reigning Bundesliga champions deserve more respect from Bayern Munich.

Bayern president Uli Hoeness said earlier this week that Dortmund are only a regional brand, whereas Bayern Munich are Germany's most popular team all over the world, and Watzke feels Dortmund's recent results merit a different treatment.

"I am always talking respectfully about Bayern's performances in the past decade. I would like it if we could get some respect as well for what we have achieved in recent years. That's evidently a bridge too far, though," Watzke told Bild.

"There's no doubt about it that Bayern are a better-known brand abroad. However, the gap between Bayern and Dortmund has become significantly smaller in recent years."

Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title in 2010/11 and 2011/12.

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Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 3 +10 9
2 3 +9 9
3 3 +4 7
4 3 +3 7
5 3 +3 6
6 3 -1 6
7 3 -2 6
8 3 +2 4
9 3 +0 4
10 3 -1 4
11 3 -2 4
12 3 +0 3
13 3 -5 3
14 3 -2 1
15 3 -2 1
16 3 -4 1
17 3 -6 0
18 3 -6 0

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