Uli Hoeneß reacted smugly to the hopes of BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke, who hopes that Bayern’s dominance in the Bundesliga will end soon. With a look at the 50 1 rule, Hoeneß warns German football.

Hoeneß smiles at Watzke’s statement: After BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke had recently expressed the hope that Bayern’s dominance should end soon, Uli Hoeneß, the former manager and president of Bayern Munich, now expresses himself smugly. “They’ve been hoping for that for ten years. Why should it happen in the eleventh?” he said in an interview with “NOZ”.

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Ten Bayern titles in a row: Watzke told Deutschlandfunk: “At some point it will crumble, at some point in the next few years it will collapse. That’s Paris itself and that’s what happened to Juventus Turin.” The last German champion that wasn’t called Bayern Munich was Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and 2012.

Hoeneß sends warning to Bundesliga: Hoeneß is also worried about the Bundesliga because of the “discrepancy between German football, French with the exception of Paris Saint-Germain and partly Italian towards countries that mainly have Arab money, but also American in billions,” he says. “If the Bundesliga – this doesn’t apply to Bayern Munich – doesn’t think about abolishing the 50-1 rule, we’ll have big problems being able to keep up internationally in the long run.”