The New Zealand international joined the German champions in 2019.
Sarpreet Singh achieved personal history by becoming the first player of Indian-origin to win the Bundesliga after Bayern Munich were crowned champions for the eighth consecutive season. Singh played a few games for the senior squad and made a bright impression under Hans-Dieter Flick, while having a very good season with Bayern Munich II. The 21-year-old is clearly delighted at achieving this impressive feat with the Bavarians in his first season with the club.
Sarpreet Singh expressed his feelings on winning the league, “It’s a dream come true for me to be able to win my first Bundesliga title. It’s a huge moment for me and a dream come true. I grew up in New Zealand and growing up, I always looked up into Europe. I wanted to play at the highest level in Europe.
“I’m very fortunate and blessed to be in this position, having been given this opportunity where I’m in an environment at a top team where I’m always learning and always growing. I hope this is the first of many titles but I know at the same time there’s a lot more hard work to do in order to reach that. But yeah this is an amazing feeling,” he added.
Singh also spoke about how his Indian parents are proud of his achievement. He explained, “My family are obviously very proud of me and what I’ve achieved so far. Without them, it’s not possible. They are part of this and part of everything that has happened to me. I owe them a lot, to be honest. They made many sacrifices in order for me to be where I’m today. I hope that one day I can give that back to them.
“My family are extremely happy for me but at the same time they want me to push more and more. It’s very great to have a family that drives success and they all work hard and want to be better. That’s what I had growing up and I’m very blessed to have them in my life. I hope to continue to grow and continue to improve in order to make them proud,” he continued.
However, the 21-year-old has a long journey ahead to become a mainstay for the Bavarians. He explained his goals for the future and said, “My biggest goal is to play as many games as possible at the highest level. I’m fortunate to be at Bayern and under the guidance of such great coaches and background staff. The players here have been here for many years and they’ve experienced many wins and success. I’m in a perfect environment where I can learn off them. I want to continue to learn and improve myself.
“I’ve only been in Europe for one year now so there’s plenty of time for me. The biggest thing for me is to continue to work on myself and be a top professional. I look at the boys that are playing week in, week out and how professional they are and that’s why they play. It’s perfect to be able to see what do they do before training, after training and the extras that goes into it and the amount of hard work they put into it. Ultimately that’s what it comes down to. If you put in the work, you’ll get the rewards. For me, it’s to continue to go the way I’m going and play as many games as possible,” Singh explained.
Sarpreet Singh still has a long future ahead of him but his excellent work for Bayern’s reserve side, for whom he scored seven goals and provided seven assists in 22 appearances, could earn him opportunities in the senior team next season. Flick has proven himself as a manager who loves to give youth the platform to shine and Singh will look to impress him in order to become a valuable asset of the senior squad in the near future.