• NBA star Nowitzki believes surprises are in store.
  • Bayern fan Rosberg excited by Dortmund's attacking prowess.
  • Klose also believes BVB will be a force to be reckoned with.

What do Dirk Nowitzki, Nico Rosberg and Miroslav Klose have in common? Aside from being hugely successful sportsmen, they are all looking forward to the new 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign.

Speaking after playing in a Champions for Charity match in honour of injured racing legend Michael Schumacher earlier this week, we caught up with the trio to ask for their predictions on the forthcoming season.

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NBA superstar Nowitzki believes the title race will be a close call between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund.

Meanwhile, Formula 1 driver Rosberg is excited by the prospect of Dortmund's multi-pronged attack in the wake of their shrewd activities in the transfer market.

Former Bayern striker Klose, the World Cup's all-time top scorer, also has his eye on Thomas Tuchel's BVB.