After the explosive interview with Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, one of the reporters spoke about the background of the conversation. In addition, the future of the interim goalkeeping coach is clear. A top game is coming up for the Bayern women.
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FC Bayern, News: Reporter talks about Neuer interview
Raphael Honigstein led for The Athletic the explosive interview with Manuel Neuer. At sports1 he has now revealed how this came about. Of course he “can’t go into detail, there’s something like journalistic confidentiality in these things. But I think everyone who knows a bit about it knows that something like that doesn’t happen when you see Manuel Neuer on Säbener Straße ambushes.”
Instead, the “impulse already came from the players” and “of course you’re happy when you get this signal”. After the conversation, in which too SZcolleague Philipp Selldorf was involved, it was clear to Honigstein “that this would cause an echo”, but not the dimensions. In many places there was talk of an attack on those responsible for Bayern, “I didn’t have that impression in the conversation”.
According to Honigstein, Neuer wanted to express: “Something happened here that I don’t agree with, of course we talked about it internally, but that’s not enough here, I want to say it again because I’m not feeling well at the moment and because I I don’t think that’s good.” The interview is also not comparable to that of Cristiano Ronaldo, which should rather be seen as “attacks on the whole club”. In the case of Neuer, it was also about defending “his buddy”, ex-goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic.
Neuer described his dismissal as “the craziest thing I’ve experienced in my career”. For him it was “a blow when I was already on the ground” and a “big disappointment”. “It has to do with the human side, dealing with a deserving employee: At Bayern Munich we want to be different – a family – and then something happens that I haven’t experienced here before. It’s a shame for everyone.”
After PictureThere was a discussion between Neuer and coach Julian Nagelsmann during the week. This was also important because Nagelsmann’s differences with Tapalovic were a major reason for his release. In the exchange between Neuer and Nagelmann, the basis has now been laid for professional cooperation in the future. A conversation with CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic is still pending and should only take place after the Champions League game in Paris next week.
FC Bayern, News: Goalkeeper coach Starke is back on campus after being employed at a computer
Tom Starke will return to his old post as the new goalkeeper coach following the appointment of Michaelrechner. He provided that sports1 clear. “I’m back in my original job on campus. I really enjoyed helping out, it was really fun. I’m taking this experience with me now and stepping on the gas.”
Starke has been the goalkeeping coordinator on campus since 2017 and is also the goalkeeping coach for the U19s. After Toni Tapalovic was released on January 23, he acted as interim goalkeeping coach for the pros and also indicated that he could well imagine doing this job for a longer period of time.
“Up to now my focus has been on the campus, but if the first team needs me then that’s a different story, of course. I certainly don’t rule out staying with the first team as goalkeeper coach,” he said. But now it’s clear to him: “I wish the protagonists and the new goalkeeping coach Michaelrechner maximum success.” Computer comes from TSG Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann already worked with the 42-year-old there and is considered a close confidante.
“With Michael’s move to Munich, nothing less than an era comes to an end here. Michael has been a constant at our club for over a decade and a half. His expertise, his creativity and his dedication have made him one of the most renowned experts in his field. He is a do-it-all,” said TSG manager Alexander Rosen about his ex-coach.
FC Bayern, News: FCB women are hot for the top game
It’s a cold start, but Bayern Munich’s footballers are eager for the top game against Eintracht Frankfurt. “We accepted the situation, are very well prepared and will attack fully at the weekend,” announced coach Alexander Straus ahead of the Bundesliga chasing duel on Saturday (1 p.m./MagentaSport) at.
After the canceled game at Turbine Potsdam last Sunday, the runner-up, unlike the opponent, is not yet back in rhythm. “We were really looking forward to getting back into competitive mode. We’ll take this energy with us into the game against Frankfurt,” assured captain Lina Magull.
Leader VfL Wolfsburg (33) marches towards title defense. Behind them, FC Bayern (25) is now one point behind the Hessians in the fight for the Champions League, who wrested a 0-0 draw from Munich in front of 23,200 fans in the opening game. “Frankfurt already showed a good performance in the first leg,” recalled European champion Georgia Stanway, “but we will implement what we have been working on in recent weeks and months.”
The Norwegian Straus, who has been in charge in Munich since the summer, is “convinced that our cohesion within the team has become much stronger over the course of the first half of the season compared to the first leg”. The defensive strength gives additional self-confidence: With only three goals conceded from ten games, Bayern have the best defense in the league.