Former Bundesliga coach Peter Neururer has harshly criticized Bayern Munich’s trip to Ibiza ahead of the last two games of the season.
“To speak publicly of a team-building measure when parts of the team fly to Ibiza and therefore behave in a massively contrary way to the rituals in the Bundesliga because the relegation battle is being influenced is unsportsmanlike,” said Neururer sports1.
Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic described the two-day trip by numerous professionals after the 3-1 defeat at FSV Mainz 05 as a “team-building measure”. “What Brazzo said is kidding the football fan. I’ve never heard of team building at the end of the season. He can’t have meant it seriously,” said Neururer.
Record national player Lothar Matthäus had also made it clear that this would not have happened under the leadership of Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “No one would have said anything against an evening in a Munich disco, but this action was inappropriate.”
Munich are expecting third-bottom VfB Stuttgart on Sunday. Coach Felix Magath from VfB competitor Hertha BSC sensed a distortion of competition. “I would definitely not allow something like that,” said Magath.
Already after the poor performance of the Munich team in the defeat in Mainz, Magath had shot his former club: “I only saw the result. I don’t know how it came about, but it’s not nice. The season goes well for all teams until the last matchday and I don’t know why a team can then say: ‘We don’t play the season to the end and end it three matchdays before.’ It doesn’t serve the Bundesliga or the competition.”