Niko Kovac confident Bayern Munich will win the Bundesliga

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 11: Niko Kovac, Manager of Bayern Munich gives his team instructions during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern Muenchen at Red Bull Arena on May 11, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac is confident his side will claim the Bundesliga after their 0-0 draw at RB Leipzig took the title race into the final day of the season.

Bayern’s hopes of a seventh consecutive league crown were halted at Leipzig on Saturday, for the time being at least.

The Bavarians were the stronger team, but simply couldn’t manage to break through the Leipzig defence in an otherwise entertaining clash first-half.

But Leon Goretzka thought he had given the Bayern a 51st-minute lead when he volleyed the ball into the net. But VAR ruled it out due to Robert Lewandowski being marginally offside.

“I have always said that I am a friend of VAR,” said Kovac, according to AOL.

“As it turned out, it was probably a very slight offside. For me, the only question in these situations is: when is the stop button pressed?

“If I do it too late, then it can be offside and if I press too early, then it is not offside.

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“I think you have to hit this point to one-hundredth of a second exactly and I don’t know if that’s possible. But it was offside, and I don’t want to discuss that at all.”

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund secured a critical 3-2 win against Fortuna Dusseldorf to close the gap to Bayern to two points ahead of the final day.

Now, Kovac will set his sights on winning his first league crown as a manager at old club Eintracht Frankfurt next Saturday at the Allianz Arena.

“We have the chance to become champions next week with a point or a victory,” continued Kovac.

“Life writes the best stories. I can play against my old club and can try to win the championship.

“Although, I know Frankfurt have goals in them and they also want to enter European competition, not only in the Europa League but also in the Champions League. It won’t be easy.”

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – MAY 11: Leon Goretzka (2nd L) of Nayern Muenchen scores a off side goal next to his team mate Robert Lewandowski (#9) during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern Muenchen at Red Bull Arena on May 11, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)Niko Kovac

 

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