Ottmar Hitzfeld believes FC Bayern München have more invididual quality than Borussia Dortmund - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Ottmar Hitzfeld believes FC Bayern München have more invididual quality than Borussia Dortmund - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Bundesliga

Ottmar Hitzfeld's guide to Der Klassiker

Cologne - With all seven of his Bundesliga title triumphs coming during spells in charge of either FC Bayern München or Borussia Dortmund, Ottmar Hitzfeld is a font of all knowledge when it comes to Der Klassiker.

Speaking to bundesliga.com ahead of the two powerhouses’ Matchday 8 showdown at the Allianz Arena, the retired strategic great explained who he believes shades the standout head-to-heads…

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Jerome Boateng vs Mats Hummels

"I'm going for Boateng over Hummels because he’s a little more aggressive, a bit more polished in the air and moves the ball a bit quicker. His build-up play from the back is also fantastic, so that’s why I have to go for Boateng."

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Douglas Costa vs Henrikh Mkhitaryan

"Costa versus Mkhitaryan: right now I’m going to say Mkhitaryan because he’s in scintillating form. He’s more dangerous than Costa, he’s more direct and he creates so many scoring chances."

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The final verdict

"In the head-to-heads, Bayern are way ahead because they simply have more individual talent and more experience."

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