Bayern Munich is the best team in the world not Barcelona - Sammy Kuffour
By Ameenu Shardow
Ex Ghana defender Samuel Osei-Kuffour claims Bayern Munich are a much better team than Barcelona.
The newly crowned German champions took a giant leap towards securing a final spot in the UEFA Champions League after beating the Catalans 4-0 in their first leg semi final meeting last Tuesday.
The thumping win has casted a great doubt as to whether Barcelona are indeed the best team in the world as popularly acclaimed especially with their four-time World Best player Lionel Messi.
But Kuffour who won the Champions League trophy with Bayern in 2001 says Barcelona lack the needed balance of a team that should be the best in the world.
“Before the game (last Tuesday’s Champions League match) everyone though Barcelona was the best because they have been at the top for the past five years or so,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“But they don’t have that balance to be the best team in the world. Their defence is not good, their midfield maybe yes and attack solid.
“But to be the best team in the world you should be strong in all departments and that is where Bayern comes in as the better team.
“Look at Bayern, the defence is strong, midfield strong and they have quick and intelligent attackers and it showed in the 4-0 win.
“The height is also there (for Bayern) for set pieces and all that so you see Bayern have the complete team but Barcelona don’t.”
The two sides will meet again on Wednesday for the second leg game of their semi final tie of the Champions League.
Both teams are chasing a fifth title in the prestigious European club competition.