FC Bayern has won the tenth championship title in a row. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic also speaks to Sky90 about disappointments in the 2021/22 season.
Munich – FC Bayern have done it again. On Saturday night (April 23), Bayern Munich were crowned German champions for the tenth time in a row against BVB. With a 3-1 victory in the Allianz Arena against Borussia Dortmund on the 31st match day of the Bundesliga season 2021/22, FCB had already won the title. Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann celebrated his first championship title as coach.
Ten championships in a row – an achievement for the history books. No club in the five major European leagues (Germany, England, Spain, Italy, France) has ever managed it. Even before that, FCB was the record holder in relation to the championship series, but not alone. Bayern had to share the previous record of nine championships in a row with Juventus Torino. Juve won nine Scudettos in a row in Italy’s Serie A from 2012 to 2020.
One day after the 32nd championship title in the club’s history, Hasan Salihamidzic is the guest Sky90. The FCB sports director commented on the record champions’ historic title victory. But the disappointments of the season, such as the loss in the Champions League against Villarreal or the hard cup shame of 0: 5 in Mönchengladbach, should also come up for discussion.
FC Bayern: Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic on Sky90 about …
… the championship party in Munich after the BVB victory: “It was very nice, the boys were in a very good mood. With family and friends It was a great evening – Allianz Arena was full, the fans gave us great support.”
… the surprising end of the Champions League quarter-final against Villarreal FC: “Of course I’m annoyed and all of us because we had a great opportunity. I reckoned my chances would be great. We did not play well in Spain. We were well served there, we could have conceded three or four goals. (…) Now we’re going back to our daily work, but it’s going on.
… BVB as main competitor in the championship: “Of course we have great respect for the work that Borussia Dortmund are doing. This is rival number one. What happened in Leipzig and Leverkusen is also fantastic, the Bundesliga needs that. We do not want to be champions with a lead of 15 or 20 points. “
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Jul coach Julian Nagelsmann and the collaboration: I’m glad we did it with this coaching staff. That’s why we got Julian, because we want to start a new era with this coach, this coaching staff. Our work is very, very good, we talk a lot, try to analyze every day, look at the training. He is a very communicative coach, very open. It’s a lot of fun working with him. It’s also a process for the team, the boys see that he has a lot of know-how. What’s being created – the boys notice that there really is something in Julian. We will try to expand that.
… Roman Weidenfeller’s statement that Robert Lewandowski left the master party after an hour: “I can not say anything, I have no idea. I was sitting at another table and can only say that the atmosphere was great.”
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… Leroy Sane and his fluctuations in performance: “Leroy is an incredibly talented young man who has everything. He is super fast, has dribbles, and he is also mentally tense. But now must come. When he has that body tension, it’s fun to watch. If not, then I do not like it. I do not want to see that. “
“We always talk about potential. I would like to see that on the pitch. If you tell him once, twice, three times. (…) At some point, it should swell. The team also expects him to explode, giving his all in training and in matches. He can. For the past few weeks, he has not been able to pick it up. He is someone who listens to what the coach and the team talk to him about. I hope he implements it. “
FC Bayern: Salihamidzic rules out Lewandowski’s early departure
… the contract situation around record goal scorer Robert Lewandowski: “We have all the time in the world to talk to him about the contract. We have not negotiated yet. We will.”
“Of course we will keep him. Lewy is of the highest respect that anyone can have. He reciprocates with performances. We will see how far we can reach our goal. You have to allow FC Bayern to see: How far we go, where do we have a lot of money? We talked every now and then. Of course we talk about contracts, also with his adviser. Nevertheless, we are happy and proud that he is there. Now we are waiting for the negotiations. It is clear that he has a contract for next season. ”
… on the question of whether FC Bayern would sell Lewandowski for a sum of 30 to 40 million after the end of the season: “None.”
… on the question of whether he can rule out a sale of Lewandowski in the summer of 2022: “Yes. He has a contract.”
FC Bayern: According to Salihamidzic, Süle’s whereabouts failed because of the money
… Niklas Süle and his departure to BVB: “Niklas is a fantastic boy. What’s the worst thing about a club? When a player of that age makes a free transfer. It must also be said that we did not have the means to please him. We have already tried to keep Niklas. We “I also know how important he is in the locker room. I’m sorry Niklas is leaving. But we have to look ahead.”
… possibly lacking appreciation of Süle: “We talked often, also with the management. The playing time Julian has given him this year has been the greatest appreciation of a player for me. We could not do that in the negotiations. “
… On the question of whether Süle’s residence ultimately failed because of the money: “In the end, yes.”
FC Bayern: Sports director Salihamidzic on Gravenberch transfer – “It’s difficult”
… The player departs for free, as in the case of Süle: “It destroys football. Free transfers make us clubs weaker and weaker. Especially in the pandemic. “
… the possible move from Ajax star Ryan Gravenberch to Munich: “He’s a good player. We’re in negotiations, I can say so much. With a transfer like this one has to fit a lot. Trend? I can not say that. It’s hard. All transfers are difficult.”