Dante: I joined Bayern to win titles

The Brazil defender has insisted that one of the main reasons for his move to the Allianz Arena during the summer was his desire to be more successful
Bayern Munich centre-back Dante has admitted that his main motivation for signing with the club was the fact he has the opportunity to win silverware.

The former Borussia Monchengladbach defender made the move to Bavaria for a fee of €4.7 million during the summer transfer window, after he played a big part in Gladbach's successful 2011-12 campaign where they finished fourth in the Bundesliga.

Having never lifted a major trophy during his career, the 29-year-old used to dream about it prior to his transfer to Jupp Heynckes' side:

"Between the [contract] offer and my signature, I thought about it all the time," he told Bild.

"Since my first day at Bayern I stopped dreaming. Now I just want to concentrate on the next match and win. But the desire for titles was the main motivation to come here."

He then went on to talk about his relationship with recently imprisoned, fellow Brazilian Breno, who he hopes to see return to action at some point:

He added: "We would like to [visit him in prison] as well, but it is very difficult since visiting hours are limited and his wife comes first. We pray for him, hoping that he is doing relatively well and that one day he can play football again."

Bundesliga table-toppers Bayern are preparing to travel to Nurnberg for the Bavarian derby on Saturday, kick off is at 15.30CET.