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“Did he take sleeping pills?” Full broadside against Yann Sommer



"Did he take sleeping pills?"  Full broadside against Yann Sommer

Former Bayern goalkeeper Jean-Marie Pfaff criticized Yann Sommer for his performance in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League at Manchester City (0: 3). Meanwhile, Sepp Maier sees the error in those responsible at FC Bayern.

“Summer is rightly criticized. I didn’t recognize him against Manchester City,” Pfaff said tz and the Munich Mercury: “He played bad passes, always to the side instead of forward. I don’t understand why he tried to build up the game, it was too risky.”

In fact, the Swiss goalkeeper didn’t always look solid in Manchester. However, the 34-year-old also had good actions.

For Pfaff, who stood between the posts at the German record champions between 1982 and 1988, Sommer was also not up to the mark when it came to communication. He would speak too little to his teammates on the pitch.

“They have to know where to stand. Sommer didn’t do that. He just stood still and waited,” complained the 69-year-old Belgian and then got it wrong: “I don’t know, did he take sleeping pills?”

Sepp Maier moans about Bayern’s “goalkeeper experts”

For Maier, the blame does not lie with Sommer, but with those responsible for guiding the goalkeeper to the Isar in January after Manuel Neuer was injured by Borussia Mönchengladbach.

“Please leave poor Yann Sommer alone. It’s not his fault that the goalkeeping experts brought him to Bayern,” said the FCB legend with a good dose of sarcasm. Sommer is “a very good goalkeeper, but not outstanding”.

For example, Didi Hamann attacked the FCB keeper head-on. “For me, the goalkeeper was hopelessly overwhelmed,” said the former international sky said: “The goalkeeper not only unsettled the team today, but also in the last few weeks.”

Hamann was immediately dismissed for his statements by the Swiss national coach Murat Yakin.

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