No Rest for World Cup Winning Bundesliga Players, Bayern Munich Chairman Angry

Updated: 19 July 2014 19:52 IST

The German league is due to resume on August 22 and Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had suggested delaying the start for another week to give international players involved in the World Cup final more rest.

No Rest for World Cup Winning Bundesliga Players, Bayern Munich Chairman Angry
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola (C) talks to his player Sebastian Rode (L) during a friendly football match titled "Traumspiel" (dream match) of the "Red Baroons" fan club vs German first division Bundesliga club Bayern Muenchen on July 18, 2014 in Memmingen, southern Germany. © AFP

Munich:

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticized Bundesliga rivals for not postponing the start of the season due to players' late involvement in the World Cup. (Also read: Bayern's Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid)

The German league is due to resume on August 22 and Rummenigge had suggested delaying the start for another week to give international players involved in the World Cup final more rest.

Rummenigge tells Bild, "That was rejected on the grounds it was the only chance to give Bayern problems." (Also read: Fit-again Ribery salutes Germany)

Bayern had nine players involved on the final weekend of the World Cup - seven on the victorious German side, as well as Dante and Arjen Robben for Brazil and Netherlands, respectively, in the third-place playoff.

Rummenigge says "I miss the solidarity among the clubs that send many players to the World Cup."

Topics : Bayern Munchen Football
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