Ramazan Özcan is looking forward to seeing Bayern in the flesh rather than on the television. - © imago / Eibner
Ramazan Özcan is looking forward to seeing Bayern in the flesh rather than on the television. - © imago / Eibner
Bundesliga

Özcan: 'We watched Bayern on TV last year - now we're playing them'

Whoever anticipated newly-promoted FC Ingolstadt 04 dropping off the pace following their stirring start to the season will have been left disappointed. With 20 points from 15 games, Die Schanzer have had a most impressive debut season in the Bundesliga so far.

Before the acid test comes this weekend against FC Bayern München, bundesliga.com spoke to their goalkeeper Ramazan Özcan to gather his thoughts on life in the Bundesliga, his admiration for Bayern and what he has his sights set on.

bundesliga.com: Ramazan Özcan, the winter break is approaching and now is a good time to reflect on the season so far…

Ramazan Özcan: I think that's fair enough. With 20 points in the bank, we've had a pretty good first half of the season. Nobody can take these points off us now, but we also know there is still a long way to go.

bundesliga.com: That's a pretty modest assessment considering you've put in some impressive performances and are deserving of being in mid-table…

Özcan: I've been a professional footballer for 13 years and I think it's my duty to be modest, because I know full well how quickly things can change in football – both in a positive and negative sense. Maybe that makes me seem a bit more cautious than others.