After BVB’s last-minute equalizer in the top match against FC Bayern Munich, there is renewed unrest around the record champions. Lothar Matthäus criticizes FCB coach Julian Nagelsmann, with the support of President Herbert Hainer. News and rumors about FC Bayern.
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FC Bayern, News: Lothar Matthäus warns Julian Nagelsmann
“Not Bayern-like” was FC Bayern’s performance in Saturday’s top match against Dortmund, when Munich gave away a 2-0 lead in the final minutes, honorary chairman Uli Hoeneß criticized over the weekend. Now Lothar Matthäus agreed with his former boss and criticized FCB coach Julian Nagelsmann for his move.
“It was not Bayern-like. Uli is of course right about that,” said Matthäus Sky90. “It’s not just about Saturday. Six Bundesliga games, one win – that’s not Bayern-like either. I think it’s been more than two decades since Bayern Munich last gave a result like this.”
The German record player was especially critical of FC Bayern’s performance in the second half. With the 2-0 lead behind them, the team did “too little”, according to Matthäus. “In the 70 minutes they forgot to score the third goal, in the last 20 minutes they just wanted to arrange it. Dortmund did just the right thing. Bayern let themselves be pushed in, didn’t attack anymore, didn’t get into a duel anymore. “
Matthäus was also critical of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s substitution. He would have preferred Mathys Tel instead: “He is a fast player who, because of his speed compared to Choupo-Moting, who has more experience, might even have been the more interesting player because Dortmund had to come.”
“Before the season, Julian Nagelsmann says he expects ten Bundesliga goals from Tel – yes, then he should let him play,” lamented Matthäus, who at the same time warned: “He didn’t bring him in. Of course, something like that being put in the cabin observed and also discussed. Julian must be careful there. He must not lose the hut.”
FC Bayern, News: Jamal Musiala next Corona case at FCB
Bayern Munich is complaining about the next Corona case. As the German record champions announced on Monday, the national player Jamal Musiala tested positive. The 19-year-old is doing well, it was said, he is at home.
Here is the detailed report.
FC Bayern Munich: Julian Nagelsmann gets support
Bayern president Herbert Hainer defended his coach on Sunday. Nagelsmann is “a young, creative and innovative coach who has a great career ahead of him. He now has a different caliber at FC Bayern Munich than at Leipzig and Hoffenheim,” said Hainer in the BR.
“Anyone who can judge his work with us is absolutely convinced of him,” emphasized the 68-year-old. “That’s why we gave him a five-year contract to build something at Bayern.” After the Dortmund game, Nagelsmann watched a few more scenes from the game and knew exactly “what to do”.
Ex-Bayern boss Karl-Heinz-Rummenigge had recently described Nagelsmann as a “trainer talent” – which was meant as praise, as he later emphasized – but Hainer clearly couldn’t do anything with this description: “In my opinion, too many people say that. I believe that each of us should learn. Life is a learning process.”
Despite being only 35 years old, Nagelsmann already has a lot of experience in the Bundesliga and of course also gets “advice from experienced players and former professionals”, Hainer says. “But he knows exactly where he wants to go and determines the direction.”
FC Bayern, rumours: what is behind the alleged interest in ter Stegen?
Is FC Bayern looking for a new successor to Manuel Neuer? At least that’s what the Catalan portal wants El National have experienced. Accordingly, FCB goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen is said to have declared the “priority” transfer target.
The German national goalkeeper, number two behind Neuer in the DFB team, has been linked to Bayern in the past. According to the new report, ter Stegen is not averse to returning to Germany. Bayern, on the other hand, is willing to invest “a lot of money” for the FC Barcelona goalkeeper.
However, this rumor is not really credible. On the one hand, Neuer didn’t extend his contract with the German record champions until 2024 this summer. It’s unlikely that Ter Stegen wants to be on the back foot that long – and he too is under contract with Barca until 2025.
In addition, FCB already has a potential new successor under contract: Alexander Nübel. The 26-year-old is currently on loan to AS Monaco, where he has performed well. While Nübel does not want to sit on the bench behind Neuer, FCB is unlikely to invest a high transfer fee in a new, prominent number two behind Neuer.
FC Bayern, rumours: Multiple failures for the Champions League?
FC Bayern have the chance to shoot the Bundesliga frustration out of their souls in the Champions League on Wednesday. Then FCB will be a guest at Viktoria Pilsen (9 p.m. in LIVETICKER), the first leg ended with a clear 5-0 for Munich. In the second leg, however, coach Nagelsmann will probably have to deal with a number of failures.
Alphonso Davies will certainly miss the Champions League on Wednesday after a foul on Jude Bellingham in the game against BVB. Noisy table football but he should be back next weekend in the top Bundesliga game against SC Freiburg.
Matthijs de Ligt, who was substituted for BVB in the 62nd minute due to an adductor problem, will probably also get rest on Wednesday, according to the report. A break is also an option for Serge Gnabry (slap on the knee). Thomas Müller was allowed to celebrate his comeback after surviving the corona infection. He has already completed part of the training on Sunday, because Monday there is apparently a special unit planned for the 33-year-old, while the rest of the team is off.
FC Bayern, News: Uli Hoeneß is in favor of sponsoring Qatar
In addition to his criticism of FC Bayern’s performance in the Bundesliga top match against Dortmund, Uli Hoeneß said on Sunday in BR also commented on Qatar’s sponsorship with the German record champions. The Honorary President has committed himself to continuing the collaboration.
According to Hoeneß, FCB should extend the contract with sponsor Qatar Airways, which expires in 2023. “But I have nothing to decide. And first you have to ask yourself whether the Qataris want to extend the contract. That is not clear after the theater in Europe in recent years.”
You can read Hoeneß’s statement in the full report here.
FC Bayern Munich: the next matches
|October 12, 9:00 PM||Victoria Pilsen||Champions League||away|
|October 16, 7:30 PM||sc freiburg||Bundesliga||House|
|October 19, 8:45 PM||FC Augsburg||DFB cup||away|
|October 22, 3.30 pm||TSG Hoffenheim||Bundesliga||away|