Darren Potter is a football fanatic and will join millions of other supporters tuning into the Champions League Final at Wembley this weekend.
On Saturday evening Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich will go head to head to be crowned champions of Europe in the competition’s first-ever all-German final.
Potter, who featured in the Champions League qualifiers for Liverpool and was part of the team who booked a place in the Quater-Finals in 2005, is excited at the prospect of the game and is tipping Munich to take the crown.
Speaking to mkdons.com, the Dons midfielder said: “It will be interesting to see an all-German final in England, with a bit of luck I’ll get a ticket to the game. I think you’d have to say Bayern will win it, obviously they have run away with the League already and they are a stronger outfit than Dortmund.”
The semi-final results ensured the football world took notice as Barcelona were thumped 7-0 on aggregate by Bayern Munich, who wrapped up the Bundesliga title in early April. Borussia Dortmund also impressed by beat Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid 4-3 over two legs.
The Champions League this year would suggest the powerhouses of European football are no longer the giants of the Spanish game; instead it appears to be the German sides that are setting the benchmark.
Potter added: “I’m not surprised that the German’s have been so dominant, but I was surprised by the results in the first-legs of the semi-finals, I don’t think anyone saw that coming. The German League is a strong, very-well run competition, they look after their finances and I think it is a model that English football needs to follow.”