Bayern: How Pep Guardiola annoyed the Munich bosses
Former coach: Bayern: How Pep Guardiola annoyed the Munich bosses
Thiago alone can not judge it and Abräumer Javi Martínez constantly fights with injuries: The defensive midfield of Bavaria is now a problem zone. Blame is also Pep Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola has never completed his Munich retirement since summer 2016, and he still owns the apartment near the central station - and the star coach is still highly regarded at Bayern.
But what can hardly be denied: New Munich friends Guardiola did not gain in the 2019 transfer period.
Sané deal because of Guardiola burst?
In the English Supercup between Manchester City and Liverpool Pep recently nominated Leroy Sané (23) for the starting eleven, Bayern's wishful on the wing in the era after Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. This was of course Guardiola's right, after all, Sané is under contract to City until 2021.
But Guardiola ignored in his decision - rumored to be the pleas of his old Bayern friends, Sané for fear of a possible injury but rather not use. Sané promptly twisted his knee, he now falls out with a cruciate ligament tear several months. Whether the deal between Bayern and the national player still comes off, is unclear.
Of course, Sané is not the only person in whom Guardiola annoyed Bayern in this change period. Spaniard Rodrigo (23) was also on the list for Munich, but ultimately he chose Pep and ManCity.
Rodrigo has what FC Bayern misses
"For me, there were no other options when I learned that Manchester City interests me," Rodrigo said. "There are some of the best players in our team - and of course there's Pep Guardiola." The factor Pep: That's another reason why Bayern had no chance. Rodrigo moved from Atlético Madrid to City for 70 million euros.
And if you watch the Spaniard on the first match day of the Premier League against West Ham United (5-0), you could see that Rodrigo is well worth the money. Like a general, the newcomer moved in the center of the square. Rodrigo won with his robust stature and cleverness, the variety of his duels, also he liked with technical class and overview. In short: Rodrigo is the prototype of the modern six.
Bayern: In the center tweaks
At Bayern, however, tweaks in the defensive center tremendous. In the Supercup against Borussia Dortmund (0: 2) the Munich coach Niko Kovac was made aware that Thiago (28) can not complete the six-part role in the 4-3-3-system against strong teams. Thiago's matching partner would be Javi Martínez (30), but the Spaniard strikes again and again the body - even in these weeks of preparation for the season.
The first round in the DFB Cup at Energie Cottbus (3: 1) Martínez missed because of knee problems. In the friendly against Fenerbahce Istanbul two weeks ago, the midfielder had fallen on his knee. "Doctors take no chances," Kovac said.
Although Martínez should be back in a few weeks to the squad, but even then there are still question marks, whether Bayern in defensive midfield is really well enough. Maybe something will happen.
Will Roca still change to Munich?
The Munich have in any case continue to target Marc Roca (22), the U21 European champion from Spain. However, Espanyol Barcelona does not want to move away from the fixed transfer fee at Roca - this is 40 million euros. Too much for Bayern. Still.
But what makes an outstanding six, shows just Rodrigo at Manchester City. Coach Pep Guardiola will be happy to confirm Bayern.
This article was written by Maximilian Koch
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