Panic at Bayern Munich as stars demand more big signings

Panic at Bayern Munich as stars demand more big signings

In the 2018-19 season, Bayern won the Bundesliga with 78 points. It was the lowest figure of the Bavarian giant in the last seven seasons, since Borussia Dortmund raised the championship for the last time, in 2011-12. In the past year, Bayern was eliminated in the round of 16 for the first time in eight seasons, having been inferior to Liverpool. Despite having expanded its dominance in Germany, 2018-19 was turbulent in Munich. In November, coach Niko Kovac was a foot and a half outside the club. The departures of Ribéry and Robben helped the conclusion that the equipment had to be renewed.

We will have to do something and we will do it in the summer. We want to rejuvenate the workforce, “said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, general manager of Bayern, before the end of last season.

The club moved strongly before the conclusion of the course. Bayern signed two world champions like Lucas Hernández and Pavard, joining the 19-year-old Arp. However, in the last three months no reinforcements have arrived at the Allianz Arena, which he is not liking in a team that was orphaned of his offensive referents. The players ask to sign The most decisive was Robert Lewandoski. In the previous one of the friendly one before the Arsenal, last Thursday, the battering ram sent a message: “It is necessary to wait for new incorporations. The Bayern needs great signings to win the Champions”. Words similar to those said by Joshua Kimmich, also the week Past: “You have to sign up to be a candidate in Europe. Right now, there are 17 field players on the professional roster and that’s bad.”
Lewandowski also warned of the small size of the group at the orders of Kovac: “Everyone knows that it is not good that we have few players on the team. I hope something happens in the next few days.” Rummenigge’s warning The pressure made by the players adds to the fans, but Rummenigge asks for peace of mind: “I know that patience does not abound in football, but we have to have it. The market is open until September 2. We are waiting for the domino effect in the market to sign a top player. I am not nervous. ”Despite the need to incorporate players, in December Rummennige guaranteed that Bayern would not go crazy in the market. “There is great inflation in the transfers. We have our philosophy and we want to continue making rational and financially sustainable decisions,” he said.

Kovac’s phrase, which can complicate the future of James Rodriguez

DT brought “technical reasons” not to put him in the match with Borussia Dortmund.

Niko Kovac, Bayern Munich coach, seems unconvinced that James Rodriguez can be a starter on his team. Or at least, that hinted at the press conference prior to the semifinal of the German Cup, in which Bayern will face Werder Bremen on Wednesday. However, the Colombian, who is due the loan of two years in June, was called to that party.

Kovac acknowledged that James was not called for the game against the same opponent in the Bundesliga on Saturday, due to injury, but said that in the match against Borussia Dortmund did not take it into account for technical reasons.

“We got James Rodriguez and Leon Goretzka against Dortmund for technical reasons, and that decision brought us 5-0, so you ask, ‘Why should I change anything?'” Kovac asked.

James Rodríguez returned to training with Bayern Munich
Mendes would call for a meeting in Bayern to define James’s future

The coach did not want to refer to the future of any player on the squad: “Everything that happens in the summer, we will talk and we will meet after the last game,” he said.

Uli Hoeness, Bayern’s top manager, put James’ continuity in the hands of the coach, although at the time he acknowledged that he would not make an investment of 42 million euros for a player who is not the undisputed holder of the team. On the other hand, the general director of the club, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, is in favor of buying his sports rights.

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