Schalke out to break Bayern, Dortmund monopoly

Having finished fourth in the Bundesliga last season behind Bayern, Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke face a play-off in August to qualify for the Champions League draw and have been proactive on the transfer market.

updated: July 18, 2013 16:23 IST
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Berlin: Veteran midfielder Jermaine Jones has said Champions League side Schalke 04 must aim to disrupt Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund's domination of the Bundesliga this season.

Apart from Bayern and Borussia, VfL Wolfsburg were the last team to win the German league title back in 2009, but the Royal Blues of Schalke aim to break up the monopoly this season.

"Our aim should be to play for the German title. Part of football is having high ambitions and not having any fear that it won't work out," the 31-year-old US midfielder told German magazine Kicker.

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