Record national player Lothar Matthäus raved about FC Bayern’s “one-with-a-star squad”. A striker has reportedly signed for his new club, while Sadio Mané has looked back on his first few weeks in Munich. News and rumors about FCB can be found here.
Here you will find more news about the German record champions from the previous day.
FC Bayern, News: Matthäus raves about the FCB squad
Lothar Matthäus has highly praised Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic for his transfer policy. Salihamidzic provided coach Julian Nagelsmann with a “one-with-a-star squad,” wrote the record national player and sky-expert in his column. On Monday, the record champions extended the contract with Salihamidzic by three years until 2026.
Matthew emphasized the breadth of the squad. “Last season, the slightly injured Musiala should have played on Saturday. Now he can moderate it without any loss of quality and can play the best and fittest team week after week – and everyone is outstanding,” wrote the former Bayern Professional.
Although Bayern lost Robert Lewandowski to FC Barcelona in the summer, they brought in Sadio Mané and Matthijs de Ligt, among others. “Just imagine if Brazzo had also managed to generate transfer fees for Tolisso and Süle. Then Bayern’s transfer balance sheet would have been financially balanced. That would have crowned the whole thing. But that’s how it was Purchases and sales are the best we’ve seen on the transfer market in a long time,” said Matthäus.
In general, Matthäus expects another boring Bundesliga season: “If Bayern play every game like they did against Borussia Mönchengladbach, then it will be the biggest start-to-finish victory in the last 15 years. This game gives no hope of a close championship , but was more of a threat that Bayern would become champions by an unprecedented margin. It’s wonderful for Gladbach and of course I’m very happy for my former club. But the game could easily have ended 9-0.”
FC Bayern, News: Referee defends himself against Nagelsmann’s criticism
Daniel Schlager, referee of Bayern’s game against Borussia Mönchengladbach, has defended his decisions from Saturday. “I don’t see it that way,” the 32-year-old replied table football Julian Nagelsmann’s criticism that all 50:50 situations were in favor of the guests.
The game design was “very straightforward”, “it was a top game”, so that the line could be a little more generous. Afterwards, his team will analyze all scenes as usual, but Schlager’s first review of the game is positive.
After an unpunished foul on Leroy Sané, Nagelsmann received the Yellow card, the coach subsequently spoke of an “asshole question” to the assistant and a deserved warning. While he was heavily criticized for this by TV expert Dietmar Hamann, Lothar Matthäus jumped to his side: “I think that’s totally fine. They’re footballers, asshole is a rather flippant formulation in Bavaria and I find the word creation “Arschloch- Question” even creative.”
FC Bayern, rumour: Zirkzee has already signed in Italy
Striker Joshua Zirkzee’s move to Bologna is over sky-Information perfect. Accordingly, the Dutchman completed his medical check on Monday evening and has already signed a contract until 2026. The clubs are expected to be announced on Tuesday.
As a basic fee, around 8.5 million euros flow to Munich, as Sky reports, after every 25th competitive game, another million is added. FC Bayern receives 50 percent of a possible resale and also has a buyback option and a matching right. This means that FCB must always be informed of offers from other clubs and can draw level with them.
Zirkzee was already in Italy at the weekend and watched Bologna’s 2-0 defeat at AC Milan on Saturday. After three matchdays in the series, his new club is only at one point.
FC Bayern, News: Mané already feels at home
Sadio Mané is satisfied with his start at FC Bayern – not only from a sporting point of view: “It feels like I’ve been here for a very long time,” said the attacker at the traditional lederhosen photo shoot in Munich. He wanted “to make the fans happy and proud at the same time. It’s very important to me to be loved. I always want to do my best.”
As Mané previously revealed, he is already familiar with dealing with lederhosen from his time at RB Salzburg: I know a bit about it because I wore it to the Christmas parties. I like it, I’ve still had her with me for eight years.”
Although FC Bayern lost a point in the draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach for the first time in the young Bundesliga season, FCB and Mané got off to a good start. The Senegalese has four points after five appearances.
FC Bayern Munich: The first games in the Bundesliga
|Aug. 5, 8:30 p.m||Eintracht Frankfurt||away||6:1|
|Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m||VfL Wolfsburg||home||2-0|
|Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m||VfL Bochum||away||7-0|
|Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m||Borussia Monchengladbach||home||1:1|
|September 3, 3:30 p.m||Union Berlin||away||–|