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FC Bayern – News and rumours: Thomas Müller praises Messi and teases Ronaldo and journalists



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Hasan Salihamidzic has hinted that new signing João Cancelo hasn’t made the best impression of late. Thomas Müller praises Lionel Messi after reaching the quarterfinals. Here you can find news and rumors about FC Bayern.

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FC Bayern – News: Thomas Müller points to a strong record against Messi

Thomas Müller knows that while games against world champion Lionel Messi are difficult, they are by no means impossible. His record against the Argentine is too good.

“Against Messi, the results are going very well at all levels, I have to say. At club level, Cristiano Ronaldo was more of a problem for us when we were at Real Madrid. Sometimes deserved, sometimes with slight offside positions,” stated Müller.

However, he also had praise for Messi and a dig at journalists: “It’s hard to say anything about that though. I have the utmost respect for Messi’s performance at the World Cup in December. That individual performance, supported of course by his peers, was amazing. He carried the whole squad with his actions and commitment. I think it’s not that easy to play for a team like Paris. It’s difficult to get a really good team balance. Individualists certainly help you, certain Winning games, but of course there is always something explosive. A paradise for you, so to speak. You can then let your articles out with the ChatBot.”

FC Bayern – News: Mbappé praises Bayern after PSG-Aus

With their 2-0 win in the round of 16 second leg against PSG, FC Bayern not only reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but also won the respect of a world star.

PSG superstar Kylian Mbappé said after Paris’ exit in Munich: “We lost to a great team that can win the competition.”

As for PSG’s future, the 24-year-old was clear: “We will question ourselves and then return to everyday life. We have to look ahead.” Meanwhile, he left his own future open: “I’m relaxed about that. The only thing that counts for me this season is the championship. Then we’ll see.”

FC Bayern – News: President Herbert Hainer sees “every chance” for FCB

In the exhilarating Champions League night with the magical triumph over PSG, tender dreams of the title matured at FC Bayern. “I’ve always said that we have an excellent team that can keep up with any team in Europe,” said President Herbert Hainer, adding confidently: “We have every chance, I don’t see anyone who is stronger than us.”

Thomas Müller took a similar stance: “We won all of eight CL games. And against no casual customers: Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan and Paris. The statistics speak for his thesis.” However, he also warned: “She will not help us in the draw nor in the next round.”

After the impressive 2-0 (1-0) win in the round of 16 second leg, midfielder Leon Goretzka even saw himself as “a bit reminded of the time under Hansi” when all six possible titles were won in 2020 with coach Flick. Mainly because of the cohesion on the pitch: “When you were played, the next one was there immediately.” Hainer’s thesis, said the international, “I would agree if we played like that”.

FC Bayern – News: Thomas Müller urges patience

After the 2-0 win over PSG in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League, Thomas Müller commented on FC Bayern’s goals for the rest of the competition.

Müller said: “It’s logical that we count ourselves among the aspirants and are aiming for the final. But of course we know that there are still a few steps to take.”

At the same time, however, the two-time CL winner stated: “We sold FC Bayern and the whole club very well today by progressing.”

FC Bayern – News: Salihamidzic talks about Cancelo

At FC Bayern, João Cancelo and his transfer to the bench in favor of Josip Stanisic have been a big topic in the past few days. Now sports director Hasan Salihamidzic spoke about the situation of the Portuguese.

“João will still be a very important player for us,” said Salihamidzic. However, he also admitted: “Lately he hasn’t played and trained the way he imagined.”

He was substituted on late against PSG, but then prepared the decisive 2-0 by Serge Gnabry, who was also recently criticized.

Stanisic, on the other hand, received the greatest praise from Salihamidzic. He was “outstanding, sensational”: “The whole chain at the back was world class, but I’m extremely happy for Stani, who comes from our youth. He’s a great boy.”

FC Bayern – News: Robert Lewandowski kept his fingers crossed for FCB

Ex-Bayern star Robert Lewandowski may now play for FC Barcelona, ​​who failed at FC Bayern in the group stage of the Champions League. But the Pole still has a heart for the Munich team.

At the start of the second leg in the round of 16 against PSG, the Pole posted a photo of his TV showing the game on his Instagram story with the message: “Let’s go FC Bayern”. FC Bayern tweeted the picture and said “thank you”.

Lewandowski left Bayern for Barcelona last summer after winning the Champions League with Bayern in 2020, among other things.

FC Bayern – News: Quarter-final entry brings more millions

Reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League is not just a sporting success for FC Bayern. The record champion can also be happy financially.

The success on Wednesday alone flushed 10.6 million euros from the UEFA pot into the coffers of the record champions.

In total, the Munich team has already earned bonuses totaling 89.02 million euros. Bayern have won all eight games this CL season.

Should FC Bayern even win the Champions League, there will be bonuses of 121.52 million euros. A semi-final entry would bring 12.5 million euros, and winning the title would also bring 20 million euros – a defeat in the final still 15.5 million euros.

In addition, there is income from home games and from the market pool, both of which should also bring in sums in the double-digit millions.

FC Bayern: FCB’s next three games

date and venue Opponent
Sat., March 11, 3.30 p.m. (Allianz Arena) FC Augsburg (Bundesliga)
Sunday, March 19, 5:30 p.m. (BayArena) Bayer Leverkusen (Bundesliga)
Sat., April 1, 6.30 p.m. (Allianz Arena) Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)