Niko Kovac mimics the one-man FC Bayern - Sport
- Bayern are in the first round of the cup with 3: 1 against the fourth division Energie Cottbus by.
- Before and after the game, it is mainly about the transfer of Ivan Perisic.
- His new teammates find words of praise for the offensive player.
Niko Kovac rolled his eyes and smiled, that's the coach of Bayern: In every spontaneous emotion is always something friendly. It was almost midnight in the Lausitz, which finished about 3: 1 in the DFB Cup against Energie Cottbus, when Kovac was questioned about the imminent transfer of Ivan Perisic. Rolling eyes, smiles, transfer questions have been particularly sensitive for Kovac since CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge's muzzled muzzle in Leroy Sané.
On Monday, the Croat Perisic had already been spotted in Munich for medical check. "If all goes well and all the paperwork is sent back and forth, he should become a player of ours," Kovac finally said with due caution. This lesson he had learned: Whether and when the FC Bayern sent papers, you never know so well - only on Tuesday morning then came the confirmation that no document was lost: Bayern sent the message that Perisic for a year is borrowed and the club has a one-sided purchase option.
As a one-man FC Bayern Kovac had traveled to Cottbus, at least as far as the management level. No Uli Hoeneß, no Karl-Heinz-Rummenigge, no Hasan Salihamidzic, they all reportedly took care of the Perisic transfer. What it now entailed that Kovac slipped into several roles: Even before the ball had made the first turn in the stadium of friendship, he was a touting and criticized the media - a task that otherwise meet the club bosses with passion.
"Better than against Drochtersen / Assel it was definitely"
Talking about Perisic as a B solution is disrespectful, Kovac said. And added after the game: "Now you do not get the one, then the other not, then you may have an XY solution I think that's not nice." But it is also difficult, after several public baskets to finally get married as a dream woman to sell.
That it could still use one or the other inspiring figure on the offensive, also revealed in Cottbus. The Munich came to chances after a few taps doubt, but the just borrowed from the U19 of Union Berlin Lennart Moser had caught in the Cottbus goal a brilliant day. "We should have had to score more goals, we want to," said Thomas Müller, who himself had not scored a goal, "it was not a huge highlight, but absolutely fine for a first cup round."
Manuel Neuer even spontaneously recalled the teething problems a year ago. "It was better than Drochtersen / Assel," said the goalkeeper. Bayern had only won by a goal in the 81st minute against the regional league team. Comparison value Drochtersen / Assel, you have to come first.