Dante targets Bayern titles, Brazil call-up
New Bayern Munich defender Dante has set his sights on winning the Bundesliga every season of his four-year contract.
The Brazilian defender joins the Bavarians from Borussia Monchengladach this summer and he told Kicker magazine that winning titles was what motivated his move.
"I have a contract until 2016 and would prefer to win the Bundesliga four times," he said.
The 28-year-old has a big enough challenge on his hands playing a regular part for Bayern next season. Germany trio Jerome Boateng, Holger Badstuber and Philipp Lahm are sure of their places in the team, while David Alaba shone as left-back last term. Dante's task will be to dislodge one of them, but it is a challenge he is excited about.
"I have no problem with pressure," he said. "In fact, I love it. I can promise one thing: I will work hard for my chance every day, and then the rest is up to the coach."
Dante will get a lengthy headstart over his rivals given the progress being made by Germany at UEFA EURO 2012 and the subsequent late return to pre-season training of three of Bayern's current regular back four. He hopes to take that chance to boost his chances of representing his country in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ on home soil.
"Of course I hope I can play for the Seleção thanks to this move," he said. "That remains my dream, just like the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. I think playing for FC Bayern places me more in the focus."