Oliver Kahn warned FC Bayern to be careful despite the win at Paris Saint-Germain. Julian Nagelsmann is surprised by the PSG approach. The coach also explains the replacement of Joao Cancelo. Here you can find news and rumors about FC Bayern.
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FC Bayern, News: Kahn warns of the second leg against PSG
After FC Bayern’s 1-0 win in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League at Paris Saint-Germain, Oliver Kahn warned of the second leg on March 8th. “Games at this level – hundredths of a second, millimeters and the smallest mistake decide whether you win or lose. We have to take this performance with us into the second leg,” said the CEO at the obligatory banquet speech in the French capital.
Paris will then probably have all the stars back on board – including a fully operational Kylian Mbappé, the 53-year-old emphasized. “In the second half we saw what this absolutely exceptional player triggers – not only in the crowd, but also in the team. We were lucky there too,” analyzed Kahn. Mbappé had scored two goals after coming on as a substitute in the 57th minute, but both goals rightly did not count for offside.
The bottom line is that Kahn was proud of Munich’s performance. “Here in Paris you have to win first,” he said in the posh Hotel Pullman at the Eiffel Tower. “We created a great basis for the second leg and saw what our team is capable of.”
Kahn took up the announcement from midfield boss Joshua Kimmich from the dressing room, who said: “Now it’s off to Borussia Mönchengladbach – and we know that they are out there waiting for us to stumble. We don’t want to do anyone a favor.”
Even before the game, Kahn commented on the turbulent past few weeks at Bayern. “At Bayern there’s always the question: Do you want too much harmony? Maybe a bit of excitement isn’t wrong either. There are always discussions and that always creates a certain unrest. That’s what I mean by excitement,” he said previous goalkeepers Amazon Prime.
That’s why the management level often discusses: “If it’s too harmonious: is it really what we need at certain moments to really explode and call up everything?”
FC Bayern, News: Coman warns and gives an update
Kingsley Coman scored the winning goal for Bayern in the Prinzenpark in the 53rd minute. It was a special moment for the Parisian, so he deliberately avoided any big celebrations.
“Scoring a goal in this stadium is a childhood dream. It’s my homeland, I was born here. I’m very happy about the win, even if I couldn’t celebrate. We can achieve a lot if we play like this. We are on the right track,” said the 26-year-old Amazon Prime. The second leg “will be even more difficult,” the 26-year-old added with a warning.
Coman had to be substituted after 75 minutes with a calf injury. However, the injury is not serious, Coman predicted his downtime to be “a few days”.
FC Bayern, News: Nagelsmann surprised by PSG
Similar to Coman, coach Julian Nagelsmann assessed the starting position: “It’s not bad, but it doesn’t mean too much. We’re a little better off than Paris, but we can’t put our feet up. But the fact that Paris has to do more in the Allianz Arena, is already playing into our hands.”
The 35-year-old complained that his team should have played more directly towards the goal. “You got the feeling that we were very surprised that we had the ball so much and Paris wanted to do relatively little. I knew that they always defended deeply, but that it was so passive, so deep and actually not designed to win the ball, that surprised me a bit,” said Nagelsmann.
FC Bayern, News: Nagelsmann justifies Cancelo substitution
In the second half Nagelsmann came on for Joao Cancelo on the right side of Alphonso Davies. “Joao didn’t get that deep and Phonzie is three km/h faster than Joao,” the coach explained.
And further: “Paris often defends with one player away from the ball, so we were able to play with a two-on-one majority on the second post.” No sooner said than done: Davies set up Coman’s winning goal.
FC Bayern, News: FCB fans complain about PSG
The FC Bayern fans who traveled with them in Paris complained about the high ticket prices. “70 euros? We’re still not Neymar,” read banners during the game in the curve: “Twenty is enough! F*** you, PSG!”
According to Alexander Salzweger, spokesman for the Club No. 12 fan association, there were around 40,000 ticket requests for the game in the Parc de Princes, but the away block only has just under 2,000 seats.
FC Bayern, News: Dean Huijsen not to FCB
17-year-old centre-back Dean Huijsen is out, according to information from SPOX and GOAL on the verge of extending his contract at Juventus for four more years until 2028. The player side and the club have already agreed that completion should be reported in April.
In December last year, Huijsen was associated with FC Bayern Munich, among others. transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reported at the time that the German record champions were closely following the development of the young defender. FC Barcelona is also said to have shown interest.