Triple triumph – bayern “dazzled by the silver and gold”

Triple triumph - bayern 'dazzled by the silver and gold'

Triple party without end! After the completed trilogy of titles and the "super night" in berlin, the intoxicated bayern stars celebrated the greatest success in the club’s history extensively on home soil.

Following a triumphant drive through the pouring rain of munich, jupp heynckes and his soccer heroes proudly presented themselves with their trophies on the rathaus balcony. With "triplesieger, triplesieger, hey, hey" arjen robben whipped up the 15,000 supporters on marienplatz – and then jupp heynckes kept an old promise.

"I promised the european cup in 1990," he shouted to the fans, "and now i want to keep that promise."The 68-year-old held the pot with the handle aloft as his most important trophy. "Last year we were second three times, now we are first three times. Unbelievable," robben marveled.

National coach joachim low acknowledged the historic achievement. "This can’t be overestimated. This is something that will last forever," he said in washington on sunday. "The players who were there are now heroes for all eternity at bayern munchen. This is the special."

On sunday night, heynckes led the triple triumphants onto the stage with a polonaise, karl-heinz rummenigge and uli hoeneb enjoyed the moving moment arm in arm, and the commemorative photos with the many trophies never ended. "Hey, hey, super-bayern, super-bayern" or "jupp, jupp, jupp" were the loud celebration slogans of FC bayern munchen at night time. With the 16. Victory in the DFB cup had refined the fubball record champion’s season – and also prepared a perfect farewell for the outgoing coach. "People will still be talking about this triple in 100 years," daniel van buyten declared.

Even on saturday evening, in front of about 800 enthusiastic guests at the banquet, there were hymns of praise for the great day. "Surrounded by glamour, one tends to euphoria, sometimes to exaggeration. But i think as far as the relationship between jupp heyncke and FC bayern is concerned, that’s something sacrosanct," enthused chairman rummenigge, "dazzled by the silver and gold" of the trophies.

The 3:2 victory in the final of the DFB cup against vfb stuttgart completed the trophy set by the german record champion – and rounded off the most successful season in the club’s impressive history. "What we have experienced tonight is something historic," said rummenigge. "There are some great footballers in this room, but no one has ever achieved the triple."

Rummenigge spoke of a season to relish, and all the guests celebrated heynckes in particular. "He is the father of success," praised franz beckenbauer. The coach did not reveal his future plans even in the glorious moment. "Thank you, dear jupp, thank you, dear team," rummenigge emphasized and then once again intoned the "jupp, jupp, jupp" battle cry.

"What he has given us cannot be measured in gold. He goes as a rough friend."To the applause of the guests he also called president hoeneb to the stage. "These were difficult weeks for our friend, but if one bastion survives, then it is FC bayern."The day after, the patron stood on the rathaus balcony, smiling, with the championship trophy in his hand.

Hours earlier it was still party time. "We’re going full throttle until the end," rummenigge announced. There were no big emotions like the week before; but for the club-statistics this success was similarly valuable. Mude was the look on the faces of some of the triple heroes as they returned home to munich on sunday; there, in an "incredible moment for the whole club" (jerome boateng), the rude fan party took place despite the rain.

In contrast, the devoted stuttgart team arrived back home after a short night, still dejected. Although everyone tried to take positives for the new season from the good performance, the defeat gave them "a sickening feeling," as midfielder christian gentner put it. "The team has shown rough heart, a rough readiness," on the other hand, praised coach bruno labbadia and congratulated the bavarians. "I think they played a great season."

The banquet participants at the glorious FC bayern also rightly emphasized this time and again. Franz beckenbauer, who was lighting a victory cigar at the boardroom table, enthused about an "outstanding season". According to captain philipp lahm, many more great seasons could follow, because "the team is at the perfect age, the team remains hungry".

That’s also bastian schweinsteiger, now a record winner with six in the DFB cup together with oliver kahn. "I had a super night," enthused schweinsteiger, who played the entertainer on the balcony with franck ribery on sunday.

Beckenbauer first praised the current record-breaking season with a 25-point lead in the championship and the "sovereign" titles in the champions league and DFB cup. He advised heynckes to end his career as club coach. "He can’t achieve any more than he has now with FC bayern."

After the final whistle, heynckes was a bit reminiscent of the emperor. Like beckenbauer in 1990 after the world cup triumph, the still-bayern coach strolled across the turf of berlin’s olympiastadion away from the celebrating players, "soaking up the atmosphere" – and then loved to celebrate. The players bowed to him, then threw him into the air, cheering.

And before the 68-year-old, who on tuesday was about to give an opinion on his future, was drenched by beer showers, german president joachim gauck also took time at the award ceremony to say a few words to heynckes, who is five years younger than him. "What the team has done, what we have all done, is historic," heynckes himself pointed out the significance of the triple, and in turn thanked the beloved players. "This is an emotional moment. The team has made itself and me today the best gift ever."

The main contributor was mario gomez, who was surprisingly called up to the starting lineup and added to his glittering goal tally in the cup with two goals. "He is a typical torjager. He saved us today with the cup," stressed sports director matthias sammer and was impressed by the coach. "He has a fantastic grip on his emotions"."

Rummenigge made it clear once again that heynckes could come back to FC bayern at any time. "In the future we will always keep the door open for you, we will always be a club to remember, not only for the successes, but for the humanity," said the CEO, making a faux pas at the coach after the many beer showers for him. "Jupp heynckes made the only mistake of the season: he only had one suit with him."

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