Sammer: Bayern crave trophies this season

The former Germany international stresses that die Roten will have to do better than last year and points out that they have not won anything yet despite their super start
Matthias Sammer insists that Bayern Munich will not settle for another season without silverware after coming second in the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB Pokal last term.

The Bavarians have been in impressive form in the opening months of the 2012-13 campaign and the club's sporting director has made it clear that they must keep up their current performances right until the end of the campaign.

"Last year definitely rates as good, but the fact is we can't be satisfied with good this season. We're aiming for very good – and that means trophies," Sammer was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

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"We can't turn round in May and say: 'Well, we had a very good phase until early November'. We'd make ourselves a laughing stock.

"Obviously we can be satisfied up to now. And success will give us confidence for the journey ahead, but we can’t allow ourselves to be affected by satisfaction. We have exams to pass this year, and certificates will be handed out at the end."

Bayern currently sit top of the Bundesliga table with 30 points from 11 games.