14:26 1st May 2013
. . . all-German Champions League Final would be just the ticket for Gerhard
Gerhard Tremmel hopes to be back at Wembley this month toasting another cup triumph.
Just three months on from lifting the Capital One Cup with the Swans, Tremmel is anticipating an all-German Champions League Final at the grand stage on May 25.
With Borussia Dortmund having already booked their place in the final thanks to a 4-3 aggregate win over Real Madrid on Tuesday, Bayern Munich look to join them tonight as they defend a 4-0 lead against Barcelona in the Camp Nou.
And Tremmel, who was part of Bayern’s Youth set up earlier in his career, would love to see his former club go against Dortmund in the showcase final in London.
“What a final that would make,” said Tremmel. “The semi-finals have been amazing haven’t they?
“I watched the Real Madrid v Dortmund matches and they were incredible. What a finish.
“Now I’d like to see Bayern get through to the final. They were unbelievable against Barca in the first leg, and I think they will do enough tonight to go through.
“Bayern v Dortmund in the final – that would be amazing, and I’d have to get a ticket for that.
“I’ve fond memories of Wembley, so it would be great to watch two German teams battle it out in the Champions League Final there.
“Plus all my family are Bayern fans too, so I’ll be supporting them tonight and hopefully in the final.”
Having kept a close eye on the progress of all German clubs in European competition this season, Tremmel admits it has whet his appetite ahead of the Swans’ Euro adventure next term.
Their Capital One Cup success means Michael Laudrup’s side will enter the Europa League later this year.
And Tremmel is relishing the thought of being a part of the Swans squad that tests itself among Europe’s elite.
“It is amazing for us to be involved in the Europa League next season - I’m really looking forward to that,” added the 34-year-old.
“If we could face a German side then that would be great. I would already know a lot about them and it would be interesting to see how we do against them.
“But for Swansea as a club it will be a great adventure and experience.
“I think there are a lot of positives we can take from playing in Europe.
“But that is next season – we have a lot of hard work to do before then, and hopefully we can turn our results around and finish this season strongly.”