Uli Hoeneß rumbles through Bavaria’s championship celebration
The honorary president entered the big stage and used it where he could. Uli Hoeneß criticized the players, the club and of course the media at the championship celebration – they should be locked out if necessary. He only feels sorry for Salihamidzic.
Znumerous fans lined up around Uli Hoeneß. The honorary president of FC Bayern stood in the hall of Munich City Hall and was repeatedly asked by city employees and their families to take pictures together.
On Sunday, his team was honored by Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) for the tenth championship in a row. Hoeneß wants to make public statements on sporting issues and the direction of the club as little as possible; so should new CEO Oliver Kahn, President Herbert Hainer and Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic. Hoeneß will not overlay everything, he emphasizes again and again.
But that did not hold the 70-year-old to this time. The club’s longtime manager and president came to City Hall from his home in Tegernsee and told reporters how he views his club’s situation. The infamous Attack Division was back.
Hoeneß, honorary president and supervisory board, obviously wants to publicly support the controversial Salihamidzic. And attacked the team in this project.
“Players need to be put under more pressure”
“The fact is that we have to hold the players more responsible again – with us, the coach or the sporting director is always responsible,” said Hoeneß. “The fact is that since Christmas we have had a couple of players who have largely not played well. These players need to be put under more pressure. “
He could mean, among others, the less constant Leroy Sané, Serge Gnabry, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernández and Joshua Kimmich. However, he did not mention any names.
Hoeneß also attacked the media. Around FC Bayern, it was always said that something like the embarrassing media-scolding press conference in 2018 would never happen again. But Hoeneß’s sentences were partly reminiscent of this event. “If you read the ‘Bild’ newspaper and other newspapers every day, it’s a hunt – he is not solely responsible for the transfer policy,” Hoeneß said of Salihamidzic: “The whole club is responsible for it, the whole board and the board.”
On Saturday night, some of the 1000 fans bulged for the beer garden party Nockherberg when Salihamidzic was welcomed on the master stage. One of the reasons may be Robert Lewandowski’s decision not to extend his contract with Bayern, which expires in the summer of 2023.
Hoeneß proposes to lockout journalists
Hoeneß: “There is always only one selected. When we won six titles, I did not hear anyone shout ‘Hasan, Hasan!’ “Now that we are not winning the Champions League, it’s all his fault. It can not be!”
Asked how he thought his club could move on, the honorary president replied: “By saying to the journalist: ‘If you write about it again, you will not see Säbener Straße for a week.’ FC Bayern is currently the toy for some media and that should not be the case. I blame the club for that! “
Of course, he also had his opinion about Lewandowski. He becomes, “100 percent”. Is there a pain limit for a transfer? Hoeneß: “It would only be an option if there was a player who could replace him for the money, I do not see him far around. If you have a year to look for your successor, the starting position for FC Bayern is much easier. Besides, if he stays now, it’s not certain he’s going to leave in a year. As a 35-year-old, he knows what he’s up with in Bayern. “It’s also clear that it’s about coal, nothing else. You can not solve the problem with a dinner on Tegernsee.”
Hoeneß’s performance showed how many problems FC Bayern have at the moment. And where is the atmosphere around the club tense.