Manuel Neuer does not seem to be thinking about leaving Bayern Munich. Thomas Müller sees potential for improvement after the 4-2 win over VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. Lothar Matthäus follows up again in the discussion about Neuer. News and rumors about the record champions can be found here.
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FC Bayern Munich, rumor: Neuer is not planning an FCB farewell
Despite the recent differences between Manuel Neuer and those responsible at FC Bayern, the German national goalkeeper is apparently not planning to leave Munich early. He reports that table football.
The 36-year-old does not shy away from either the internal conflict with coach Julian Nagelsmann or the competition with winter newcomer Yann Sommer. When returning to the pitch, the performance principle counts for the keeper.
In addition, the specialist magazine reports that the relationship between Neuer and Nagelsmann is already strained by previous incidents and is difficult to repair. The Bayern goalkeeper should be disappointed that Nagelsmann sees Joshua Kimmich as the main contact person within the team. Now there was the dismissal of new friend Toni Tapalovic, which further cooled the relationship.
Loud sports1 it is also not foreseeable whether the relationship between Neuer and Nagelsmann can be repaired at all. Accordingly, a first step must come from the Bayern keeper, but this has probably not yet taken place. “My door is always open. I’m a coach who sees harmony as an important asset. You can always talk to me – but others are now responsible for the delivery,” Nagelsmann is quoted as saying.
Neuer had last weekend with an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung and The Athletic caused a stir. In it he criticized those responsible for Bayern for dealing with his person and for the dismissal of goalkeeping coach Tapalovic.
FC Bayern Munich, News: Thomas Müller sees room for improvement
FC Bayern Munich won against VfL Wolfsburg mainly because of outstanding efficiency. Even before Joshua Kimmich was sent off, the Wolves were on the verge of scoring more than just one goal. Thomas Müller also noticed this. “The course of the game was of course such that it became work,” explained the 2014 world champion at the microphone DAZN: “The 3-1 before the break is a different number, you know, it gets really tight with every further goal conceded. You could see that we had this greed to win, in the end we took the win with us, even though Wolfsburg had chances.”
When outnumbered, it became particularly difficult again. “The yellow-red card didn’t give us any impetus, so the distances are long,” analyzed the veteran: “We’ve worked it away. I see room for improvement. If you’re outnumbered, you can defend so that even less happens.” However, you take the three points with you and go home satisfied.
FC Bayern Munich, News: Lothar Matthäus follows up against Manuel Neuer
Lothar Matthäus has again sharply criticized the behavior of captain Manuel Neuer. “Bayern were more loyal to Neuer than to any other player right from the start,” wrote the former FCB professional in his sky-Column: Whether that was after his commitment and the “Koan Neuer posters” or now after the completely unnecessary accident in the snow. Serge Gnabry got hell publicly and Manuel didn’t have a bad word on the outside.”
In addition, FC Bayern had to spend a lot of money on Yann Sommer and “now have to read that they tore his heart out”. Due to the accident in the mountains, the goalkeeper “did his club such an enormous disservice that he had to do without Manuel’s irreplaceable class for months – maybe even forever – and also continued to pay his lavish salary”.
Matthäus said on Saturday that he did not approve of Neuer’s behavior and that he had doubts about his future at Bayern.