Before FC Bayern Munich leaves for the training camp in Qatar on Friday, eight talented players can audition in Julian Nagelsmann’s professional training – and recommend themselves for a place on the plane.
SPOX introduces the young players of the German record champions who get a chance to get a ticket to Qatar.
Tom Ritzy Hulsmann (goal)
While FC Bayern is still looking for a replacement for the injured regular keeper Manuel Neuer, 18-year-old Tom Ritzy Hülsmann has his chance of probation in professional training. He was already used this season for the A youth and the reserve. After a huge growth spurt, Hülsmann measures over two meters.
Tarek Buchmann (defence)
Comparisons with Jerome Boateng and a Fritz Walter medal in bronze: Tarek Buchmann is considered one of the most promising young German central defenders. According to picture the 17-year-old should grow into the professional squad from the coming season. Buchmann is currently captain of the A-Youth.
Justin Janitzek (Defender)
With a height of 1.92 meters, Janitzek is four centimeters taller than Buchmann. And he has already taken one step further in the club’s internal team leader: Janitzek is a regular in central defense in the reserves.
David Herold (Defense)
The 19-year-old was already part of FC Bayern’s trip to the USA in the summer. At the time, coach Julian Nagelsmann praised him for his flexibility: Herold’s prime position is in left defence, but he can also play inside or further up the field. Currently a regular in the reserve.
Eyup Aydin (Midfield)
Eyüp Aydin’s contract with FC Bayern expires at the end of the season, so he has to recommend himself for continued employment or a new club. The 18-year-old is placed in the defensive midfield of the reserve. Although Aydin was born in Heidenheim, Germany, he was already part of the Turkish U21 national team.
Lovro Zvonarek (Midfield)
At his ex-club Slaven Belupo, Lovro Zvonarek once became the youngest captain of a European first division club in history at the age of 16. “He moves very well off the ball. But he always knows what to do with the ball too. He has incredible pass timing, he always plays vertically,” praised his then coach Zoran Zekic SPOX and GOALS.
In the summer, the attacking midfielder switched to FC Bayern for 1.8 million euros, established himself directly in the reserves and has already collected plenty of scorer points. Here is the detailed portrait.
Arijon Ibrahimovic (attack)
Not related or related by marriage to the famous Zlatan, but similarly self-confident. “I also play up front and score a few goals, but he’s a bit better than me,” said Arijon Ibrahimovic – at the age of ten. At 15 he trained at FC Bayern for the first time, at 16 he celebrated his squad debut, at 17 he recently signed his first professional contract.
“He can be used in any attacking position,” says youth director Holger Seitz SPOX and GOALS. “In my opinion, however, his strengths come out best as a hanging point.” In the current season of the A-Youth Bundesliga, Ibrahimovic has already scored ten goals in nine games. Here is the detailed portrait.
Yusuf Kabadayi (attack)
Although Yusuf Kabadayi missed a large part of the first half of the season due to an ankle and thigh injuries, he is now allowed to train with the pros. He was born in Munich and has been playing for FC Bayern since he was eight years old.