Refusing to say goodbye: the world champions do evil against Bayern Munich

Elegant farewell denied
The world champion does evil against Bayern

By Tobias Nordmann

Corentin Tolisso tried to prove himself at Bayern Munich for five years. But the French world champion is beyond good techniques and some very good matches. Also because he’s always injured. Now the tracks are separate – in an ugly way.

Bayern plans his future without Corentin Tolisso. This is no surprise. Because the man who, at €41.5m, was the most expensive buyout in league history at the time in the summer of 2017, never became what he should have been in Munich. She is a dynamic and dangerous driver. The 27-year-old’s time is up. And unlike Robert Lewandowski, who also declared on Monday that his “Bayern Munich chapter” is over for him (of course, the club sees it very differently), Tolisso would have clearly wanted to stay at Säbener Straße. But the doors closed in his face in an ugly way, he claimed.

Speaking to the French sports newspaper, L’Equipe, the midfielder questioned the way in which the top management dealt with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and President Oliver Kahn with the expiration of the contract. This story also revolves around the very sensitive issues currently in the recording heroes. It’s about money, appreciation (according to Uli Hoeneß, it works in euros only) and communication. “I haven’t had any news from the club for three weeks. I asked my agent to call – and the decision has already been made,” the frustrated 2018 world champion admitted and explained why he was not there before the last home game against Stuttgart. It has been approved. The club’s decision was not known at the time.

Hoeneß lights for help

What is happening in Munich? Much angst and anger in the team was rare. The current situation does not make the new club management look good. She even makes it look so bad that Eternal Patriarch Hoeness broke his word and got involved in affairs again. gurgles and lit small fires. As he always did when it came to protecting his club. Like it or not, Hoeneß has a knack for drawing public attention in one sentence. He masters the game of distraction maneuvers – like no official before and no official after him.

Niklas Sule leaves the club without fees and moves to top rivals Borussia Dortmund. According to Uli Hoeneß, it’s just a matter of money, but if you look at the giant’s time in Munich, there is another explanation. Time and time again there were doubts about whether Süle could be a Bayern Munich player. Time and time again there were doubts about his position, and nutrition is the key word. These were publicly formulated suspicions, too.

Was Tolisso too greedy?

It remains unclear whether Lewandowski will leave Mr. Meanwhile, the Polish goalkeeper’s guarantee leaves no stone unturned to somehow exit his contract this summer. Sometimes he and his advisor, Benny Zahavi, play the card of the heart, saying that the striker has a big dream of moving to Real Madrid, oops, to FC Barcelona, ​​and sometimes they get involved in the matter of appreciation. And time and time again the huge debate narrows down the role of the club, that of the presidents, who simply aren’t doing a good job. With Lewandowski, it is still a topic that the club let talk of the future take hold because they dreamed in the background of being able to sign for Erling Haaland.

Tolisso is now the fifth free transfer in just one year after Champions League winner David Alaba, famed calf Javi Martinez, world champion Jerome Boateng and Sully. And at the end of next season, the next one is already alarming: national player Serge Gnabry should not want to extend his contract, which expires next summer. Here too, as you can imagine, it has to do with discretion. It seems he wants to look for them and find them at Real Madrid. And if Sadio Mane, the royal move that has inspired the entire club, did indeed make the move from Liverpool to Munich, then perhaps Gnabry could have already moved on to the royal family.

In the case of Tolisso, who just kicked badly, there is clearly another side of the coin. Which makes the player show gratitude somewhat ungrateful. He is said to have hoped for a salary of around 11 million for the collaboration after this summer. According to the newspaper “Bild”, he is currently supposed to earn between six and seven million euros. Given the history of the injury, given the economic consequences of the pandemic and given the patience of the club, this request seems very strange. It is clear that the people of Munich were only willing to make a show of mercy for him (according to the “photo”).

What a crazy medical record

According to his medical file at, in the five years with the record champion, he was unable to work 545 days due to several minor and serious injuries. mad. This does not include the days he worked on his training disability and his accumulated form. In Munich, if he could have stayed, he would have been a rotating player anyway. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are in their position between six and eight. In addition, Jamal Musiala, one of Germany’s greatest talents, is relentlessly rushing into the team and it looks like Ryan Gravenberch, another midfield talent, is on the cusp of signing for Bayern Munich.

Tolisso is on his way, with 118 competitive appearances in the record book. He scored 21 goals and made 15 more passes. Good budget, which, however, is repeatedly stained by mistakes that provoke hair. For example in the 2019/20 season which ended after a poor start with the treble under Hansi Flick. In the hilarious 7-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League group stage (unrelated) and – crucially – in the 1-2 win over Hoffenheim, his mistakes conceded goals.

The Munich team bid farewell to its sad French player with a few words of gratitude: “Even in difficult stages, he never let himself go off track and always gave everything for Bayern Munich. We wish him all the best on his way.” Salihamidzic. In the official statement, Tolisso thanked him for “five wonderful years that gave me so much, both sportingly and personally.” Oh, okay.

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