Bayern Munich occupy the unusual position of second in the Bundesliga. Leading the way is the RB Leipzig side that has caused so much talk in recent months, while close behind Bayern lurk Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin.
Soccer enthusiasts believe that the new-look table is what the Bundesliga needs and that German football has become more entertaining since Bayern’s dominance has wavered in recent weeks. “Everyone has a chance this year. Bayern are not dominating as we know they have, although they are great. We know we have a big chance to do something, but every team has a chance to compete. I have hope and I know that it is possible.” Salomon Kalou says.
“Football is changing. The times when you have one team dominating are becoming less like that. You see it with FC Bayern, but also with Leicester in England. Then look at the Champions League, the teams that no-one thought that Bayern would struggle against.”
Kalou moved to Berlin in 2014 and has enjoyed a good spell in Germany’s capital, helping Hertha to finish in seventh place last season. He is also preparing to help Ivory Coast defend their Africa Cup of Nations title in January.