FC Bayern and the bad mood: clear words from Hoeneß and Kahn do not change anything

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Bad mood in Bavaria: Hoeneß and Kahn share and change nothing

Oliver Kahn speaks from the balcony of City Hall at FC Bayern’s championship celebration: “Basta”

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Despite the tenth championship title in a row, Robert Lewandowski’s possible departure and the irritation surrounding Niklas Süle’s debates in FC Bayern dominate. Oliver Kahn and Uli Hoeneß try in vain to use words of power.

The internal TV station did its best to spread as good mood as possible to the outside world. FC Bayern TV broadcast the championship celebration from Munich’s Marienplatz in glorious sunshine, but the party did not really start, although the former professional Claudio Pizarro tried to be FC Bayern’s official animator before the players were introduced. All hey and ho could not hide that the atmosphere in Bayern Munich is quite cool. No matter how much those in charge talk about the historic, tenth championship title. It still feels like an unsatisfactory season after the early failure of the DFB Cup and the exclusion from the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The championship celebration of the glorious FC Bayern was superimposed by Robert Lewandowski’s possible departure, who does not want to extend his contract (runs until 2023) and apparently accepts the offer from FC Barcelona, ​​which gives him a sumptuous three-year contract. Further anger was caused by Niklas Süle’s refusal to play in the last match in Wolfsburg. Coach Julian Nagelsmann had left it up to Süle whether he wanted to join the away game or not. All of this fueled the criticism of sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, which had risen in recent days. The accusation: The sports director does not have a good transfer policy. Süle and Lewandowski are two examples of undesirable development. Wisely, Salihamidzic also held back noticeably on the balcony of City Hall to avoid possible expressions of displeasure towards himself. At the team celebration, the sports director must have been whistled from time to time, the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” reported.

Uli Hoeneß talks about hunting

It became all the more clear that the mood in Bayern Munich was tense when Uli Hoeneß spoke. The 70-year-old had something to say about each of the hot topics and was happy to provide the journalists gathered at City Hall with information on his point of view. So Hoeneß faced Salihamidzic and made a “hunt”. Salihamidzic is “not solely responsible for the transfer policy”: “The whole club is responsible for it. When we won six titles, I did not hear anyone shout: ‘Hasan, Hasan!’ “Now that we are not winning the Champions League, it is his sole responsibility. It can not be.”

His opinion of Lewandowski: “I’m very sure we’ll have a good season with Robert Lewandowski,” he said. To deliver the final conclusion at the end of the wisdom: “It’s about money – and nothing else.”

As Chancellor Schröder, CEO Oliver Kahn tried to put his foot down in the case: “We know this kind of alarmism from the past. It is not something that worries us. We gave the consultant an offer. He rejected this offer. It is his right. The fact is: he has a contract, he wants to fulfill it. Basta! “

How hard this “Basta” really is meant to be shown remains to be seen. If FC Barcelona offer enough transfer fee, Lewandowski should be gone despite the dismal announcements. Kahn is also quoted by the DPA with this phrase: “Now just take your time and see how things develop.” It did not sound so uncompromising anymore. The supporters at Marienplatz gave their opinion and shouted “Lewa bleib”.

The Süle case is good as a mood barometer at FC Bayern

The Süle case has also contributed to the stimulus mood over the past few days and weeks. “If he talks about appreciation, then I would say he did not appreciate the club. I found this action disastrous,” Hoeneß said.

Background: Süle was originally not included in the squad because Nagelsmann wanted to give younger players a chance in the last match. It did not go well for Süle, who says goodbye to Borussia Dortmund. After Marcel Sabitzer was injured, a free kick was taken for Süle. Nagelsmann did not give an instruction and gave the international the freedom to decide whether he wanted to join or not. Sule refused.

Salihamidzic is also blamed for the departure of sympathizer Süle. Süle had rejected a contract extension, presumably because FC Bayern were unwilling to respond to his salary demands. This is how Süle goes into conflict. This is also a mood suppressant after the moderate season.

Sources: DPA, “Picture”, “Spox”

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