Lothar Matthäus is concerned about the current earnings crisis at FC Bayern Munich. The team is “currently missing a lot”. The FCB legend even thinks a season without a title is possible. FCB have signed João Cancelo and Manuel Neuer is apparently on the mend. Here you can find all the news and rumors about FC Bayern.
FC Bayern, News: Lothar Matthäus is worried about FCB
After three draws in a row, Lothar Matthäus is very worried about FC Bayern, even a season without a title for the German record champions is possible. “FC Bayern is currently missing a lot,” said the 61-year-old in his sky-Column.
“As of now, I wouldn’t even put my hand in the fire for a Bayern title. If you’re eliminated in the cup in Mainz, it’ll be even more uncomfortable for you [Trainer Julian] Nagelsmann than already,” Matthäus continued. Bayern are challenged in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup on Wednesday in Mainz (from 8:45 p.m. in LIVETICKER).
Matthäus also criticized Nagelsmann’s approach: “Sometimes I have the feeling that Nagelsmann is constantly making compromises because so many players have a big name and he wants to keep everyone happy.” Due to the many changes, the team lacks a solid base and well-coordinated.
“Today, this team rarely dominates the opponent. Coordination, playfulness, hierarchy and thus control on the field are not recognizable,” said Matthäus. “You had players who knew the movements and actions of their colleagues inside out. Today that’s no longer the case. It feels like the opponents now know how to play against Bayern so that not too much happens. And that shouldn’t be the case .”
Despite the earnings crisis, FC Bayern is still in first place in the Bundesliga table, but the lead over Union Berlin is just one point. In general, after the 18th matchday, places one to six in the table are only five points apart.
FC Bayern Munich: Is João Cancelo suitable for FCB?
Shortly before the end of the transfer deadline, FC Bayern managed another coup. According to media reports, FCB is loaning João Cancelo from Manchester City. The 28-year-old arrived in the Bavarian capital on Monday evening.
Apparently he should be there for the final training on Tuesday and could be in the squad for the cup game in Mainz on Wednesday. The Portuguese full-back comes to the Bundesliga on loan, and Bayern are said to have secured a purchase option of 70 million euros.
But how does Cancelo fit in with FCB? What are his strengths and weaknesses, especially compared to direct competitors for the position like Benjamin Pavard? Here is our data analysis in cooperation with the smart data specialists from Createfootball.
FC Bayern, rumours: Manuel Neuer apparently on schedule
The healing process at Manuel Neuer after breaking his shinbone while skiing in winter is apparently going well, reports the picture with reference to the environment of the Bayern goalkeeper. The 36-year-old should be “right” on schedule and be back on the pitch for the start of training for the new season.
Most recently, FCB coach Julian Nagelsmann had only vaguely commented on Neuer’s possible comeback: “I don’t know if it will be in June, July or August.” The start of training at FC Bayern usually takes place at the beginning of July, but there is no exact date yet.
“I met him in the dressing room and talked to him for a few minutes. Everything looks good, also in terms of wound healing,” explained club boss Oliver Kahn last week. After his return, Neuer should again take over the role of number one from winter newcomer Yann Sommer.
FC Bayern, News: Ex-coach Niko Kovac taunts FCB
After the cup game in Mainz, FC Bayern is challenged in the Bundesliga next weekend in Wolfsburg. VfL, on the other hand, has to play at Union Berlin before the duel with the German record champions in the cup.
This encouraged coach Niko Kovac to make a small tip against his ex-team: “I think it’s easier to play in Munich than in Berlin at the moment,” said Kovac at the press conference before the cup game. Union is currently the “hardest opponent we could have drawn”.
Kovac looked after Munich between the summer of 2018 and November 2019, and on Sunday he will have the chance to take revenge against his ex-employer in front of his own audience in Wolfsburg. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m.
FC Bayern: Fan club apparently attacked by Eintracht fans
Before the Bundesliga duel between FC Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt last Saturday (1-1), there was apparently a violent incident between supporters of both clubs at a motorway service station. Eintracht fans are said to have attacked an FC Bayern fan club.
The Frankfurt attacked the Bayern fans “suddenly”, according to a police report. “Some of the attackers covered their faces beforehand. The Frankfurt fans hit several supporters of the rival club. In addition, some attackers tried to snatch a cooler bag from the Bayern fans.”
A Bayern fan had to be treated in hospital with a broken nose, and three other fans were slightly injured. Before the police arrived with a large contingent on site, the perpetrators were able to flee again. The police are investigating.
Bayern Honorary President Uli Hoeneß recently had the Frankfurters in sport1-double pass a “spectator problem” and “aggressive audience” which is “always good for riots”. Eintracht sports director Markus Krösche then defended his own supporters.