'Goosebumps' - Rummenigge delivers verdict on Celtic fans in defeat v Bayern Munich
By Danny Wright
Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hailed the Celtic fans for the atmosphere they generated in their Champions League loss to the German side on Tuesday night.
The Hoops fans have recently been acknowledged by FIFA as being the best set of fans in world football, and Germany legend Rummenigge, 62, has said after the game that he could see why that was the case.
Although it wasn’t the result that Celtic would have hoped for, they put in a brilliant performance that definitely deserved at least a point to keep alive their faint hopes of reaching the Champions League knock-out rounds in the New Year.
The Parkhead roof was lifted when Callum McGregor scored a second-half equaliser for the Bhoys, only for them fans to be subdued moments later when Javi Martinez scored to give Bayern a 2-1 win.
Rummenigge spoke after the game about just how taken aback he was by the Celtic support, praising the fans for the atmosphere they generated.
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“That was a football experience of pure culture,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“Throughout the night we felt goosebumps.
“It was an atmosphere that felt a bit like the old days. It was a terrific night.”
Rummenigge became a Bayern Munich legend during his playing days, winning two European Cups and two German league titles as well as the 1980 European Championships with Germany.
His side Bayern will now face a battle to finish top of their group in the remaining games against Anderlecht and Paris Saint-Germain.