Markus Babbel has harshly criticized FC Bayern, and Thomas Tuchel is also concerned with the mole problem. President Herbert Hainer hopes for a “cleansing thunderstorm”. And: Munich is said to be preparing a “convincing offer” for a striker. Here you can find news and rumors about FCB.
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FC Bayern, News – Babbel: “Bavaria self-destructs”
A change of coach that has so far failed to have any effect, plus the recent drama surrounding Sadio Mané: FC Bayern just won’t calm down.
“It’s a haywire,” said Markus Babbel sports1 about the current situation with the German record champions: “What’s so sad about the whole story: They beat themselves. They have such an outstandingly good squad, but at the moment it’s not the opponents who are destroying them, but Bayern are destroying themselves self.”
The former Bayern player and European champion of 1996 suspects problems within the Munich team. “It’s not just the quality of a player that counts, but also the social structure. That just doesn’t fit, there’s so much pressure on the boiler,” said the 50-year-old: “Bayern already have the next coach and it will still not really better. Something is wrong with the team.”
There is a lack of “an intact inner life within the team. And the coach is not always asked, the boys have to grab themselves and say: ‘That’s just not good enough what I’m delivering there!'”
The fact that Mané’s attack on Leroy Sané became public worries Babbel: “There’s someone in the dressing room who’s telling things like that, and that of course gives you a huge problem.”
FC Bayern: Tuchel deals with the mole problem
The mole problem mentioned by Babbel obviously also concerns coach Thomas Tuchel. “Of course it would be nice if things that happen in the dressing room stay in the dressing room. Then we wouldn’t have to philosophize about being a role model,” said the 49-year-old at the press conference on Friday when asked whether Mané was a role model become fair.
It is not the first time this season that Bayern internals have become public. Even Tuchel’s predecessor Julian Nagelsmann had to struggle with it. For example, as the Sports Picture Munich published tactical details in March.
“I’m annoyed! The person who passes something on harms every single player, that’s not in the spirit of the matter,” said Nagelsmann at the time.
FC Bayern, News: Hainer hopes for “cleansing thunderstorm”
On the sidelines of the Bayern basketball team’s 80-83 defeat in the Euroleague against Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday, FCB President Herbert Hainer also commented on Mané and his provisional suspension.
“What happened after the game in Manchester cannot be tolerated. He was punished accordingly. The fine hurts him – even with his salary,” said the 68-year-old Picture.
And Hainer continues: “Manéand Sané have spoken out. It might even be like a cleansing thunderstorm. Sadio has apologized to the team. Now we’re looking ahead and concentrating on Hoffenheim.”
FC Bayern, rumor: “Convincing offer” for Kane?
Bayern Munich are reportedly preparing a ‘convincing offer’ for Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane. The English newspaper reports the Independent. Accordingly, the Munich want to explore the steadfastness of Spurs.
The contract of the 29-year-old striker, who has been associated with FCB for some time, expires at the London club in 2024. The cost of signing the Englishman is said to be around 100 million euros.
FC Bayern, News: Lineup against Hoffenheim
On Saturday, FC Bayern will host TSG Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga (3.30 p.m. in LIVETICKER). Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is still unavailable with a knee problem. In addition to the long-term injuries, the suspended Mané is logically absent.
The expected lineups:
FC Bayern: Summer – Pavard, Upamecano, De Ligt, Cancelo – Kimmich, Goretzka – Coman, Musiala, Sané – Gnabry
There will be a real treat in the women’s DFB Cup on Saturday. Leader FC Bayern welcomes second-placed VfL Wolfsburg in the semifinals. Kick-off is at 2 p.m.
RB Leipzig and SC Freiburg will contest the second semi-final on Sunday (6.30 p.m.).
FC Bayern, News: FCB II conceded defeat
FC Bayern’s second team surprisingly lost 1-0 to relegation candidate TSV Rain in the fourth-rate regional league on Friday. Kevin Gutia scored the only goal in the 15th minute.
For Bayern it was the first defeat since December 3, 2022. FCB is still third in the table, but the gap to leaders SpVgg Unterhaching and pursuers Würzburger Kickers is already 16 and seven points respectively.
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