TV expert Didi Hamann followed up with his criticism of FC Bayern Munich. According to the former FCB player, the management team of the German record champions is currently the biggest construction site.
“The biggest problem is the weakness of the leadership. It started with the annual general meeting last year, and lastly it continued with the change error when they put the main responsibility on the DFB,” wrote the TV expert in his skyColumn and added: “No one takes responsibility, and that’s how they play football.”
In particular, he criticized Bavaria’s CEO. “The self-discovery phase must finally be over. Oliver Kahn has to speak up on certain topics and set verbal accents,” explained Hamann. The FCB bosses would have to “show a clear edge again and communicate this to the outside world. But that doesn’t happen and everything just floats along.”
This is also reflected in the developments on the transfer market. The “weak leadership and the associated uncertainty” is “also a problem for the acquisition of new players”. If Bayern “called earlier, you usually followed the call. But at the moment you as a player don’t know what’s going to happen, whether you want or should go to Munich,” added Hamann.
The 48-year-old wrote: “If that’s not enough for someone and they no longer want to play for Bayern, then they should go somewhere else.”
Hamann: “Bayern got the receipt against Villarreal”
The unclear future of Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry or Thomas Müller, whose contracts all expire in 2023, is another factor. “Julian Nagelsmann has to moderate all these things, but he has no influence over them. That’s why I would defend the coach to a certain extent. He had to comment on things that weren’t his business but were the responsibility of the bosses,” said Hamann. This behavior on the management level is “not professional, and that is reflected in the team. Bayern got the reward for it against Villarreal”.
After the 1-0 defeat in the first leg of the quarter-finals in the Allianz Arena, FC Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw and were therefore eliminated from the Champions League. “The poor form of top performers like Kimmich, Müller, Sane and Gnabry” was only one of the reasons, according to Hamann.
Just a few years ago, an opponent “would not only have played against eleven men, but against an entire club. Bayern have always distinguished themselves through their unity. This cohesion, this respect for one another and this power that they have always been able to generate are missing at the moment.”
Hamann: Bayern squad “average at best”
In the case of Lewandowski, however, Hamann believes that “it wouldn’t even be the worst thing for Bayern if he left”. After all, it is not certain whether the Pole “can maintain his level for another two or three years. Maybe it would be better to reorganize the team.” Instead, Bayern could “then get not just one, but two or three new players”. The club is “far from saying that everything will collapse if Lewandowski leaves. Bayern are just too big for that.”
The current squad is also “currently average at best”. Therefore, the next transfers would have to take effect. In recent years, the people of Munich have “thrown a lot of money into the Isar”. He named Marc Roca, Bouna Sarr, Michael Cuisance and Marcel Sabitzer, “who are hardly ever used. There are people on the bench who the coach only substitutes in emergencies.” This also explains the defense problems, “because players like Alaba and Süle were let go or let go”.
Hamann had criticized FC Bayern several times in the past few days and weeks. Among other things, he found in conversation with SPOX and GOAL clear words.