Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has said the club will be in the pack of top European teams hunting Bayern Munich this season following the German team’s Champions League success in May.
The German international, who played for Stuttgart prior to signing for Los Blancos, said Pep Guardiola’s new team will be the target for clubs around Europe.
Speaking to Welt am Sonntag, Khedira stated: “Bayern Munich have to know that their international rivals intend on bringing back the balance.”
He also added he was looking froward to working with new boss Carlo Ancelotti as Real set out on the path to reclaiming the La Liga title and securing their 10th Champions League.
“It starts a new chapter for Madrid and at the same time in my career,” he said.
And he continued: “A new coach is always associated with a new beginning. There are new ideas, a different playing philosophy. I feel a great excitement, I am still very proud to play for Real Madrid.
“Whomever plays at this club, playing for titles, I’m sure that with the work of Carlo Ancelotti we will take another step forward.”