Thiago Alcantara has endorsed Bayern Munich’s close-season transfer strategy and insisted his side are at the same level as Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Bayern have opted against big-money veteran signings, instead buying young with the likes of Corentin Tolisso and Serge Gnabry brought in.
“Compare the teams, we have world stars as well,” Thiago said to Bild when asked about how Bayern compared to Madrid and Barca.
“There is no difference in quality. We are on the same level, 100 per cent.
“But one thing is for sure, in the dressing room we don’t talk about world stars but about team spirit.
“You don’t necessarily have to spend lots of money. There are so many players with big talent who are still to be scouted. That is Bayern Munich’s way – to sign a player and build him.
“That was something I admired about this club already in Spain. The officials work very well and with a good eye.”