Rummenigge: We don’t miss Ballack

Rummenigge believes the club’s level of football has not suffered, from the loss of the German international to Chelsea in the summer.

He said: “I’m not one of those people who is mourning Michael’s (departure). All those who are now saying the team is missing something without him, are forgetting that we were criticised for the football we played while he was here as well.

“You have to look at the situation soberly: Ballack scored important goals. But he didn’t do anything special for FC Bayern’s level of football.

“Maybe with him we would have picked up one point more here or there, but from a footballing perspective, nobody can say he did anything extraordinary for us.”