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Bayern Munich defender Dante reveals title ambition

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Bayern Munich defender Dante has admitted that his main motivation for joining the Bundesliga giants was the opportunity to win silverware.

The Brazilian centre-back was recently voted part of last season’s team of the year in Germany, for his performances whilst at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Dante helped his side finish fourth in the league before he made the move to Bavaria for a fee of €4.7 million during the summer transfer window.

The 29-year-old has now revealed he used to dream of lifting trophies prior to his transfer to Jupp Heynckes' side.

He said: "The desire for titles was the main motivation to come here.

"Between the [contract] offer and my signature, I thought about it all the time.

"Since my first day at Bayern I stopped dreaming. Now I just want to concentrate on the next match and win."

Dante also spoke about his relationship with fellow Brazilian Breno, who was recently imprisoned for arson but hopes to return to the game one day.

"We would like to [visit him in prison] as well, but it is very difficult since visiting hours are limited and his wife comes first," he added.

"We pray for him, hoping that he is doing relatively well and that one day he can play football again."

Bayern, who sit top of the table, are preparing to travel to Nurnberg for the Bavarian derby on Saturday, which kick offs off at 14:30 BST.


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