Bayern Munich’s good results this season will likely be judged mainly by their functionality in the Champions League, says Thiago Alcantara.
Thiago Alcantara says winning the Champions League would be the “benchmark” to judge Bayern Munich’s accomplishment this season.
Bayern have dominated domestically in the course of Pep Guardiola’s time in charge, the Bavarians winning two Bundesliga titles and also a DFB-Pokal inside the Spaniard’s initial two campaigns.
Nonetheless, Bayern have fallen at the semi-finals from the Champions League for two seasons operating.
Thiago is content material with Bayern’s showings in the initially half from the season, with the club top rated with the league by eight points and by means of for the Champions League knockout stages at a canter.
And he is now desperate to win Europe’s premier competition in Guardiola’s final season at the Allianz Arena.
“This is just the very first stage in the season and all of the teams have already been playing at higher level,” he said.
“All the European significant clubs have already been at a higher level, also Bayern. We have played some excellent football, we’re top of the league.
“But in the finish of the day, all the significant clubs want a fantastic performance in Champions League. This will likely be a benchmark for the rest on the season.”