Lothar Matthäus would not be surprised if world footballer Robert Lewandowski left Bayern Munich and has identified Hasan Salihamidzic as a possible “pawn sacrifice” for the record champions. A move from Lewandowski to FC Barcelona “wouldn’t surprise me too much,” Matthäus wrote in his Sky column. The top Catalan club is “an understandable goal” for the Pole.
In addition, the record national player thinks it is possible that “after this unsatisfactory season, personal details will be discussed on the executive floor” at Bayern. He reminded that in 2012, after three second places and the bitter “Finale dahoam”, sports director Christian Nerlinger lost his job.
“He was the pawn sacrifice and it could go something like that this time.” Salihamidzic is “responsible for some expensive transfers that didn’t really work. And if the sporting success doesn’t materialize like it did this season, then it’s quite normal for the sports director to be responsible.”
The 61-year-old also gave possible reasons for the Munich failures. “The quarrels at the annual general meeting, the debate about Kimmich, the free transfer from Süle to BVB, the faltering negotiations with many superstars.” In addition, “there is not enough Bayern DNA in this team. There are not enough leaders” and there is a lack of cohesion.