Ex-pro Christian Ziege expects FC Bayern to kick off 2015/16 with a win over Hamburger SV - © gettyimages
Ex-pro Christian Ziege expects FC Bayern to kick off 2015/16 with a win over Hamburger SV - © gettyimages
Bundesliga

Ziege: 'Bayern will give it everything they've got'

Cologne - Having started and ended his playing career with FC Bayern München and Borussia Mönchengladbach respectively, retired Germany international Christian Ziege is well versed when it comes to the Bundesliga.

Before taking to the mic to co-commentate Friday’s opening fixture between champions Bayern and Hamburger SV for the Bundesliga’s international TV partners, the 43-year-old caught up with bundesliga.com for an exclusive chinwag on the new campaign…

bundesliga.com: The 53rd Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday. Are you looking forward to it?

Ziege: It’s always nice when the season gets under way again. I haven’t had any sleepless nights, but you obviously miss the Bundesliga and also the Bundesliga 2 during the summer break.

bundesliga.com: Your former club Bayern get things going against Hamburger SV. HSV haven’t won in Munich for eight years. The omens aren’t great…

Ziege: It’s going to be really tough for Hamburg again - they just lost in the DFB Cup against Jena, too. Bayern are at home and will start as they mean to go one. That’s why [I’m going for] a Bayern home win.

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