Elegant farewell denied
World Champion Happens Against Bayern Munich
By Tobias Nordmann
06/02/2022, 08:17 AM
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, asserting or restoring the supremacy of contact. 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. His successors have not been at the top of the record champions (yet).
Niklas Sule leaves the club without fees and moves to rival Borussia Dortmund. According to Hoeneß, it is only about money, but if you look at the time of the giant 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 has left no stone unturned in somehow exiting 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 controversy narrows down the role of the club, that of the chiefs, who simply don’t look good due to player complaints. 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. Next season is already alarming at the end of next season: national player Serge Gnabry should not want to extend his expired contract. 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.
With Tolisso, who has just stepped in, there is clearly another side of the coin. Which makes the player show gratitude somewhat ungrateful. He is said to have been hoping for a significantly revised salary of around eleven million for the collaboration after this summer. According to the newspaper “Bild”, he is currently supposed to receive between six and seven million euros. Given the history of the injury, given the economic consequences of the Corona epidemic, and given the club’s patience with the almost permanent injury, this requirement seems somewhat 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 transfermarkt.de, in the five years with the record champion, he was unable to work 545 days due to several minor and serious injuries. 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. Good budget, which, however, is repeatedly stained by hair-raising mistakes. For example in the 2019/20 season, which ended after a poor start under coach Niko Kovac with the treble under his successor Hansi Flick. In the ludicrous 7-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League group stage (unrelated) and – decisively – in the 1-2 win over Hoffenheim, his errors 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.