Indispensable and irreplaceable: this is what a Bavarian turmoil might look like

Munich – The frustration should have gone away now after two happy days in Ibiza, but as with a hangover: the problems don’t go away, you forget about them for a while. This also applies to football stars such as Bayern Munich.

Coach Julian Nagelsmann asked to train again on Tuesday afternoon (2 p.m., in public), and for the party crew around Joshua Kimmich, the make-up job begins after an embarrassing 1:3 in Mainz. Kimmich said: “The performance should give us something to think about. It’s happened to us a lot this season.”

Loss of control should not happen anymore

And so it is no longer a coincidence, but a pattern. 2-4 in Bochum, 0-5 in Gladbach, 1-2 in Augsburg, 0-1 at Villarreal, 1-1 at Salzburg – Bayern have lost control too often this season. Kimmich: “We have to analyze that clearly in the next two matches, especially next season.”

Bayern Munich: It’s time for a change

But that wouldn’t be the end of it. Nagelsmann spoke again of an urgently needed change, and it is clear that President Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver could hardly ignore the coach’s words.

“If a company has been very successful for decades, then there is always time to change something. That is perfectly normal and not bad at all. You can’t always do the same thing,” Nagelsmann said.

This is also the case with every DAX company. “I want us to continue down this path successfully and not say, ‘Fuck, now we’ve lost the moment!'” “ After Nagelsmann’s plaintext, AZ checks in – that’s how the band could go on…

An indispensable part of the Bayern Munich squad

In addition to Kimmich, Leon Goretzka is also a pillar of the team and Nagelsmann’s most important contact. This will not change in the future. Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez and Alfonso Davies are in the defensive line, and the search for a replacement for Niklas Sule (soon in Dortmund) continues. In the offensive wing, Kingsley Coman made his way to first place in the indoor standings. His contract has been extended until 2027.

The spent in Bayern Munich’s squad

Serge Gnabry has yet to accept Bayern’s offer of an extension beyond 2023 – despite a huge salary increase as an incentive. The pavilion can therefore be sold in the summer.

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Flaws Mark Rocca, Bona Sarr and Omar Richards are also prank candidates. Corentin Tolisso will not be offered a new contract. It will also be difficult for substitute goalkeeper Sven Ulrich to find Bayern second place.

Question marks in the Bayern Munich squad

The biggest problem in Bavaria, many personal details are unclear. Even with Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer, an agreement on an extension has yet to be reached. Neuer also made his signature dependent on the perspective of goalkeeper coach and companion Toni Tabalovic. There are still conversations to be had.

It is also unclear how things will play out with Robert Lewandowski. If the top striker is indeed sold off after this season, Bayern will face a tipping point: where should an equivalent replacement halfway come from in such a short time? Mission XXL for Salihamidzic and Kahn.

Nagelsmann also needs a talent planHow does Jamal Muciala, Josip Stanisic, Tangoy Nyanzo, Gabriel Vidovic and Paul Wanner develop? And how did he finally manage to bring such expensive stars as Leroy Sané, Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer to a consistently high level? Questions to questions.

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