Last Week in Bayern News
Sunday kicked off with Treble winner Jerome Boateng channeling his inner champion and announcing a return to action, sporting a Rapinoe shade on.
Elsewhere in a monotonous showdown of Die Mannschaft and the Rossocrociati, the faults in an unstructured team were on full display. For the blissfully ignorant, we are talking about the former. Had it not been for a brilliant Gündoğan and Süle, we do not know if Löw would still be in a job.
The FC Bayern Women on the other hand, kicked off the new season in style with an impressive 6-0 defeat of SC Sand.
Thiago in an interview before the Nations League match against Ukraine, where he impressed as usual, told Mundo Deportivo that he has never claimed to be leaving Munich. Thiago hinted at reports about his alleged intention of moving being the usual post season gossip material, courtesy of the tabloid factory. How this interview ages should be of particular interest to the clubs linked to him, and even more so for Bild.
Really hoping Thiago attends training week from the first day, just to spite the naysayers.
UEFA hopes to use the UEFA Super Cup as an experiment to reintroduce crowds into football. UEFA released a set of guidelines to this end. The guidelines do not look stringent enough, although UEFA’s partners occupy a lot of the intended seats. How this experiment ends will be very important to world football, fingers crossed for (never thought I’d be saying this) the UEFA Super Cup.
In an interview for FC Bayern club magazine 51, club legend Beckenbauer praised Flick on his man management skills and urged Brazzo, Kahn and Herbert Hainer to follow in the big footsteps of KHR and Ulli with the same vigor and joy. Key takeaway from the interview: “I don’t get the impression these boys have had enough. The treble is definitely an incentive.”
Can’t agree enough, Der Kaiser.
Some bad news first. FC Bayern will have to do without new signing Tanguy Nianzou until further notice. The 18 year-old defender sustained a thigh injury during training with the France U20 team. It’s very unfortunate, with this season having five substitutes and all.
The good news is that training preparations are almost done, with everyone having completed their PCR tests. The French contingent have their match versus Croatia, so they are busy elsewhere. At least, tonight’s match will have more goals than the Germany fixtures.
Here’s a picture of Müller in an Audi e-tron. Seems he has taken a liking to saving nature.
Here’s another: two Treble winners in a staring contest.
Midweek blues were kept at bay by the Harvester of Sorrow who congratulated FC Bayern and the gang on securing the treble in a year that was for a lack of better words, sad but true. Nothing else matters.
Speaking of strangely sweet midweeks, Lucas Hernández made his return to the Équipe Tricolore for the first time in almost a year and he went the full distance. After 90 entertaining minutes, France ran out 4-2 winners on matchday two in the Nations League.
It’s not about game play, it’s about getting the ball from A to B. The pragmatic overthinker strikes again, now courtesy of Communism.
Since training is already underway in Bavaria, it doesn’t hurt to have a look at the UCL group stage schedule.
To round off a very eventful midweek, FC Bayern bid farewell to Ivan Perišić after a brilliant year by the Croatian. It seems the brass at Bayern decided against signing him in the end.
Oliver Batista-Meier has been loaned out to SC Heerenveen for a season. In the second half of last season, he was part of the Bayern first team squad and now he is set to gain playing experience in the Dutch Eredivisie.
Hansi Flick spoke about some of the key decisions that helped him lead FC Bayern to treble success. As per a report by SportBild, he said that reintegration of the senior players into the squad was the deciding factor. Kovac should be taking notes, surely.
Tidbit for Thursday: Bild and Thiago are inseparable.
All we know is someone’s lying.
Pre Season training is underway. The treble winners trained together for the first time since the triumph in Lisbon three weeks prior. Barely three weeks after the triumph in Lisbon, FC Bayern started their short pre-season for the new campaign. Kick off is next Friday with the Bundesliga opener against Schalke 04.
Slim Shadys, Bild sweethearts and Rapinoes at work in the Säbener Straße today.
A 7-1 or an 8-2 is generally a sign of an incoming German invasion. On a serious note though, it’s been pleasing to witness how Leon Goretzka grew into a central figure at Bayern Munich. From someone who was picked because of being an additional attacking threat he has evolved into being the presence in the midfield which brings the best out of the creative midfielders.
With the Bundesliga restart just a week away, the squad looks thinner than the one that won the treble last season. Leipzig already proved their class last season in the UCL and have emerged as the primary contenders to the throne apart from Borussia Dortmund.
A global pandemic couldn’t stop Flicki Flacka and there is no reason to assume RB Leipzig or Dortmund can. Mia san mia.