Kahn: Bayern Munich can dominate Europe for the next decade

The retired goalkeeper feels the Champions League final will be a tightly-contested affair, but has talked up the Bundesliga side's chances of lifting the trophy
Oliver Kahn has stated that Bayern Munich have laid the foundations for the team to become a major European force for the next decade.

The Bavarian giants contest the Champions League trophy against Chelsea on Saturday, and the Bundesliga side's former goalkeeper feels that this could be the first of many finals coming up.

"Bayern Munich have created all the conditions to be dominant for the next decade in Europe," the 42-year-old told SPORT1.de.
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Jupp Heynckes’ men will know the venue of the crunch clash well, as the game will be played at the Allianz Arena, but the retired Germany international feels that neither side will have an advantage.

"It's not a home game in the true sense; there will be as many Chelsea fans as there will be of Bayern in the stadium," he said.

"Both teams have a similar starting position, because both have lost before in a Champions League final in the recent past - Bayern in 2010 and Chelsea in 2008. Both know the pain of losing and will want to win.

"I don’t imagine that Chelsea will change their style greatly. Against Barcelona, they were very physical, very defensive and robust.

"In addition, they played a lot of long balls to Didier Drogba, who is very strong in the air. Chelsea have experienced stawarts like Frank Lampard, a player with remarkable character," he concluded.

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