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FC Bayern – News and rumours: Müller and Goretzka express criticism of the lawn



FC Bayern, news and rumours, Thomas Müller, Leon Goretzka, Noussaiir Mazraoui

FC Bayern failed against Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Then, among other things, the grass in the Allianz Arena was identified as a cause. In addition, Yann Sommer reacted to his critics. And: Uli Hoeneß was in the dressing room after the game. The news and rumors about FCB.

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FC Bayern – News: Müller and Goretzka criticize lawn after CL-Aus

FC Bayern lost 1-1 to Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals (first leg: 0-3). Thomas Müller and Leon Goretzka, among others, then commented on the next setback, but also mentioned criticism of external criteria.

Müller named two factors in the home game against City that you couldn’t influence: “We also had a bit of trouble with the 12th and 13th man, both the referee and the pitch weren’t necessarily in the small decisions on our side.”

Müller said of the referee Clément Turpin: “Normally, I rarely comment on the referee, but today it was very noticeable how weak his decision-making was.” Thomas Tuchel in particular saw it similarly.

As far as the pitch is concerned, Müller added: “We knew that the pitch was slippery, but we couldn’t prevent it either.” Team-mate Leon Goretzka said something similar: “I don’t know if you also had the opportunity to stand off the field, but I think if you take a closer look, the question answers itself.”

Goretzka noted that “everybody already had the longest studs underneath” that “are allowed, but it’s difficult, apart from what happens with the ball, the footing is just extremely difficult. And a lot of people who come here get a little scared.” But he also admitted: “That shouldn’t be the number 1 excuse.”

So it’s good for Bayern that with Peter Sauer, an experienced new greenkeeper, who has been in office for VfL Wolfsburg so far, will start in May.

FC Bayern – News: Yann Sommer justifies himself against criticism

After FC Bayern’s CL defeat against Manchester City (1-1) on Wednesday, goalkeeper Yann Sommer commented on the criticism of his performance for the first time.

When asked about the accusation that he was too small to hold Rodri’s long-range shot in the first leg against City (0: 3), Sommer said: “What can I say about that? Very irrelevant, in my opinion. But I’m there relatively relaxed. I really focus on the things that I can influence, that are important to me.”

The Swiss (1.83 m) also admitted that he was very self-critical: “I try, I analyze, I’m very self-critical, you can believe me. I analyze my games very carefully with the goalkeeping coach, with my Team. And we look in small details at what can be even better, which balls can be played even better, the positions and so on.”

FC Bayern – News: Hoeneß satisfied with FCB’s performance against Manchester City

FC Bayern failed again in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but the team was cheered up after the game by board member Uli Hoeneß. This was reported by sports director Hasan Salihamidzic after the game against Manchester City.

Salihamidzic explained that Hoeneß opened up in the dressing room and addressed words to the team: “He was also satisfied with the game. He gave the team positive feedback because we are on the right track.”

However, Salihamidzic did not become more specific.

FC Bayern – News: Noussair Mazraoui disappointed with his own situation

Right-back Noussair Mazraoui was one of those who didn’t play an active role in the Champions League defeat by Manchester City. However, the Moroccan opened up about his difficult situation after the game.

When asked if he was disappointed with his current situation, Mazraoui said: “Of course. Before the World Cup I was in the starting eleven, now I’m fit and don’t get any playing time.” Mazraoui continued: “I’m not even second or third choice.”

But he didn’t want to talk about the consequences of this: “I’m not even second or third choice, but it’s not good.”

Mazraoui only moved from Ajax Amsterdam to Munich on a free transfer in the summer and had actually played in Julian Nagelsmann’s starting XI before the Qatar World Cup and played the last three games until the Bundesliga break all from the start.

At the World Cup, however, he contracted COVID-19 and subsequently suffered from pericarditis, which kept him out of action for months. He recently made his comeback.

FC Bayern – News: Ex-talent Adrian Fein has been out for a long time

The midfielder Adrian Fein, who is now active for Excelsior Rotterdam, will be missing from his club for a long time. A metabolic disease was found in the ex-Bayern talent. Excelsior announced this on Wednesday.

“Despite symptoms of exhaustion, he always tried to continue training intensively, so that his body has now – put simply – shut down the systems. Adrian is now being treated by a colleague in a university hospital in North Rhine-Westphalia. This treatment is expected to last six months”, said physical and rehabilitative medicine specialist, Dr. Thierry Murrisch, opposite the tz.

Mario Götze received a similar diagnosis in 2017 and was also absent for a long time.

Fein has played for Munich since he was young and switched to the Eredivisie club free of charge in the summer of 2022 after being loaned out to HSV, PSV Eindhoven and Greuther Fürth, among others.

Champions League: The quarter-finals at a glance

Date Home Guest second leg result first leg result
04/18/23 SSC Naples A.C.Milan 1:1 0:1
04/18/23 Chelsea FC real Madrid 0:2 0:2
04/19/23 Inter Milan SL Benfica 3:3 2-0
04/19/23 FC Bayern Manchester City 1:1 0:3