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FC Bayern, news and rumours: Michael Ballack does not see FCB as an outsider



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Michael Ballack sees FC Bayern as “feared: worldwide”! Thomas Tuchel raves about Bayern’s legendary coach Jupp Heynckes. Lothar Matthäus criticizes Bayern Munich and Joshua Kimmich. All news and rumors about FC Bayern Munich.

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FC Bayern, News: Ballack has a lot of faith in Bayern

Former national player Michael Ballack does not see FC Bayern Munich as an outsider in the Champions League quarter-finals against Manchester City. “You don’t have to look to City in the broader sense. Bayern Munich is Bayern Munich. Bayern is feared: worldwide, in Europe, in this competition. Nobody wants to play against FC Bayern Munich. Because they have this brutal quality, and a huge one at that has experience and has also internalized what it means to win,” said Ballack in the table football-Interview.

Goal machine Erling Haaland plays a key role. “Haaland was the one that City missed – as their plan B and as a contrast to the eternal short passing game. He’s an absolute win,” said Ballack. But in general, the coaching duel, as in the 2021 final, “plays a big role.” Everyone deals intensively with their counterpart – and is obliged to “find answers to the ideas of the other person”.

FC Bayern, News: Expected lineups against Manchester City

Manchester City: Ederson – Akanji, Dias, Aké – Stones (Walker), Rodri – Mahrez (Silva), De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish – Haaland

Bavaria: Summer – Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt – Cancelo, Kimmich, Musiala (Goretzka), Davies – Müller, Sané – Gnabry (Mané)

You can read all the explanations about the expected lineups here.

FC Bayern, News: Tuchel raves about Jupp Heynckes

In addition to the Champions League quarter-finals, Thomas Tuchel also spoke at the press conference on Monday about formative games in his career. He highlighted one game in particular: “I had this one encounter with Jupp Heynckes, which has had a huge impact on me to this day,” recalled the Bayern coach.

“This class and the courtesy, the respect that Jupp always showed me in personal conversations, was always impressive,” enthused Tuchel of the former Bayern coach. He was always open to him “when I have questions or when we briefly exchange ideas”.

The entire press conference with Tuchel and Matthijs de Ligt before the Champions League quarter-finals can be read here.

FC Bayern, News: Kingsley Coman reports on the first Tuchel conversation

In an interview with the British Telegraph, French international Kingsley Coman told the British Telegraph how he got over the bitter World Cup final defeat by Argentina. He was on Maldives vacation with his wife. There he chose a hotel that was very remote. “It was perfect. It was almost just us,” he said. “The first two or three days after that were really tough, but that’s life.” You can’t change it, but “you can come back and keep working hard”.

The clear goal: “We want to give everything. If we win the Champions League, I’ll be so happy and forget about the World Cup.” The new coach Thomas Tuchel should help. He gave him a little slap and said “I lost the Champions League final, that’s true. Now we have to achieve another one together.” Coman was happy about that. “It would be amazing to win the Champions League together.”

FC Bayern, News: Lothar Matthäus criticizes FCB and Kimmich

It’s okay to be eliminated against a second division team, or against Gladbach, or unlucky in the home game against Freiburg, Lothar Matthäus explained in his sky-Column. But “failing against Kiel, Gladbach and Freiburg three years in a row is not Bayern-like,” he summarized.

Bayern’s win against Freiburg on the Bundesliga weekend also caused annoyance for the record national player. Not the game itself, much more Joshua Kimmich’s reaction after the final whistle. Emotionally, he could understand that “an ambitious professional like Kimmich is overly happy,” but he “must have a little better control.” He is referring to Kimmich’s provocative cheers in the direction of the hosts’ curve. “That wasn’t necessary. I’m more discreet about that. Freiburg aren’t an unsympathetic or hateful club that provokes Bayern,” he explained.

FC Bayern, rumours: FC Arsenal is probably watching Ryan Gravenberch

Arsenal have reportedly set their eyes on Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. How skyReporter Florian Plettenberg reports that the Londoners are currently observing the situation of the 20-year-old at FCB very closely. Read the full message here.

FC Bayern Munich vs. BVB: The rest of the program in the Bundesliga

Gameday BVB FC Bayern
28 VfB Stuttgart (A) TSG Hoffenheim (H)
29 Eintracht Frankfurt (H) Mainz 05 (A)
30 VfL Bochum (A) Hertha BSC (H)
31 VfL Wolfsburg (H) Werder Bremen (A)
32 Borussia M’Gladbach (H) Schalke 04 (H)
33 FC Augsburg (A) RB Leipzig (H)
34 Mainz 05 (H) 1. FC Cologne (A)