Indispensable and indispensable: This is what the Bavarian upheaval could look like

Munich – The frustration should have washed down now after two happy days in Ibiza, but as it is with hangovers: the problems do not disappear, you just forget them for a while. This also applies to football stars like FC Bayern.

Coach Julian Nagelsmann asks for training again this Tuesday afternoon (14.00 in public), and for the party team around Joshua Kimmich, the repair mission begins after the embarrassing 1: 3 in Mainz. “The performance should give us something to think about,” Kimmich said, “it happened to us way too often this season.”

Loss of control must no longer occur

And so no longer a coincidence, but a pattern. 2-4 in Bochum, 0-5 in Gladbach, 1-2 in Augsburg, 0-1 in Villarreal, 1-1 in Salzburg – Bayern have lost control all too often this season. Kimmich: “We have to clearly analyze it in the next two games and especially in the next season.”

FC Bayern: It’s time for a change

But it will not be the end of it. Nagelsmann spoke again about an urgent change, so clearly that bosses Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver Kahn can hardly ignore the coach’s words.

“If a business has been very successful for decades, then at some point there is always time to change something,” Nagelsmann said, “It’s perfectly normal and not bad at all. You can’t always do the same thing.”

This is also the case with all Dax companies. “I want us to continue on this path successfully and not have to say, ‘Shit, now we’ve missed the moment!'” After Nagelsmann’s clear text, AZ checks – this is how the squad could continue …

The indispensable part of the Bayern squad

Besides Kimmich, Leon Goretzka is also one of the cornerstones of the team and the most important contacts for Nagelsmann. That will not change in the future. Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernández and Alphonso Davies are on the defensive and a replacement for Niklas Süle (soon in Dortmund) is still wanted. On the offensive wing, Kingsley Coman has worked his way up to first place on the internal rankings. His contract has been extended to 2027.

It consumed in the Bayern squad

Serge Gnabry has not yet accepted Bayern’s offer to extend beyond 2023 – despite a marked wage increase as an incentive. The winger could therefore be sold this summer.

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The flops Marc Roca, Bouna Sarr and Omar Richards are also joke candidates. Corentin Tolisso will not be offered a new contract. It will also be tight for substitute goalkeeper Sven Ulreich if Bayern should find a number two.

The question mark in the Bayern squad

Bavaria’s biggest problem, several personal details are unclear. Even with Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer, no agreement has yet been reached on an extension. Neuer also makes his signature dependent on the perspective of goalkeeping coach and teammate Toni Tapalovic. There are still conversations to be had.

It is also unclear how things will go with Robert Lewandowski. If the top striker is actually sold after this season, Bayern face a turning point: Where should a halfway equivalent replacement come from in such a short time? An XXL assignment for Salihamidzic and Kahn.

Nagelsmann also needs a plan for the talents: How do he develop Jamal Musiala, Josip Stanisic, Tanguy Nianzou, Gabriel Vidovic and Paul Wanner? And how does he finally bring expensive stars like Leroy Sané, Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer up to a consistently high level? question after question.

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