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Bayern star Josip Stanisic has described himself as an “outsider” and revealed what he thought when João Cancelo signed. Yann Sommer talks about “bad mood” at FCB, Manuel Neuer loses his shirt number in the national team. Meanwhile, there is something new in contract poker with Benjamin Pavard. The latest news and rumors about FC Bayern can be found here.

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FC Bayern, News: Josip Stanisic talks about competition

He’s one of Bayern’s winners in recent weeks: Josip Stanisic does a great job on the right and was even chosen over top star João Cancelo in the second leg against PSG. “When I heard that Cancelo was coming, I knew it would be more difficult for me,” he revealed at a press conference for the Croatian national team. But: “I had a lot of competition before, so it wasn’t stressful for me.”

He “got used to it” not being at the top of everyone’s list. “I’ve been an outsider my whole life. It’s difficult. Sometimes I wonder why it is.” It’s normal to be an outsider as a young player at a big club: “In that respect, it’s not difficult for me to accept that, but I always want more.”

However, he was also lucky on the way to Bayern’s starting XI: “Pavard got red, then Upamecano. Sometimes you need luck. I think I used the opportunity well.”

FC Bayern, News: Yann Sommer talks about a bad mood

The new Bayern keeper Yann Sommer wrote in the Swiss newspaper View talked about the current situation at FCB. In defeats, the atmosphere is no different compared to other clubs: “The mood is bad, there is a lot of analysis and talking. The only difference is the all-round: more people write about it and more experts give their opinions.”

In general, it is “the fate of a Bayern player” that “everything we do is commented on and every stone is turned,” revealed Sommer. But he also emphasized: “It’s also a lot of fun to be with Bayern.” And the media attention after bankruptcies also has its good side: “The consequence of this is that you are trimmed for maximum success and you focus and concentrate even more.”

Opposite of sports picture On Wednesday, Sommer was already excited about the game against Borussia Dortmund on April 1: “It will be a ‘statement game’ in which you can show a lot in terms of self-confidence, emotions and the situation in the league.”

Meanwhile, he didn’t want to talk about his own future, especially after Manuel Neuer’s return in the summer: “I can’t answer that. I want to influence things here and now.” It was “never an option for me” to “only sign until summer. I was very happy about the contact with Bayern. I really wanted to go to Bayern. We’ll see about everything else.”

FC Bayern, News: Manuel Neuer loses No. 1 in the DFB team

Manuel Neuer will be out injured for the rest of the season. While he is represented by Yann Sommer at FC Bayern, Marc-André ter Stegen is now in the box for the national team. And the goalkeeper from FC Barcelona has now also taken over the shirt number 1 from Neuer.

“In general, we don’t have to worry the least in the goalkeeper position. Marc-André ter Stegen is currently up front, but we’re up [Neuer]Kevin Trapp and also Bernd Leno and Oliver Baumann are four top-level goalkeepers,” said national coach Hansi Flick.

Ter Stegen’s previous number 22 now wears Bernd Leno.

FC Bayern, rumor: secret meeting with Benjamin Pavard’s advisor?

Does the polyvalent defender have a future at Bayern Munich? In winter there was a lot to suggest that Benjamin Pavard would leave – also because he said so. But with his strong performances in his desired role as central defender, both parties seem to be getting closer again.

Loud sports picture there was recently a “secret” meeting between Bayern bosses and Pavard’s agent Pini Zahavi. The topic: a possible extension of Pavard. Pavard’s second advisor, Joseph Mohan, confirmed on Tuesday that the situation had “changed a lot”. Apparently, the people of Munich would have to improve their annual salary, which is currently eight million euros.

FC Bayern, News: Favorite opponent BVB?

After the international break, FC Bayern Munich welcomes Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga “classic”. In an unusual role, namely second in the league. Nevertheless, the law of the series actually speaks for the record champions: BVB has not won in Munich for almost nine years. The last results from Bayern’s point of view: 5: 0, 4: 0, 4: 2 and 3: 1. In the last eight games in Munich, BVB conceded a proud 33 goals.

In addition: Bayern are weakening unusually often this season – but Julian Nagelsmann does not lose against the top teams: There has not yet been a single defeat against a team that was in the top eight in the table before the game.

FC Bayern Munich: The next games of FCB

date and venue Opponent
Sat., April 1, 6.30 p.m. (Allianz Arena) Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
Tuesday, April 4, 8:45 p.m. (Allianz Arena) SC Freiburg (DFB Cup)
Sat., April 8th, 3.30 p.m. (Europa-Park Stadium) SC Freiburg (Bundesliga)