At the press conference before the Bayern Munich match against Union Berlin, Hansi Flick became clear.
“I’ve been a head coach for a year and a half now. I found a team that has grown incredibly well. We had a team last year, and everyone knows everyone will agree with me, it was qualitatively better than this year. However, we are seven points ahead of us.” German league, “Flick said. (Analysis: Was Flick’s farewell speech?)
In no way can Flick’s comments be construed as a deliberate provocation against sporting director Hasan Salih Hamidic. Instead, the Bayern Munich coach wanted to highlight the performance of his “wonderful team”. However, Fleck’s camel does not strengthen Hamediz’s favor either.
The record champions remain flat ahead of this season’s crucial matches – and that shows how the sporting director’s balance sheet has become an issue. (News: Bayern Munich failure coming)
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Bayern Munich with big concerns against Union Berlin
Six of the best performers will play against Iron: Niklas Sully, Leon Goretzka, Alfonso Davis (suspended), Serge Gnabry, Lucas Hernandez and Robert Lewandowski – plus long-term injuries Corentin Tolisso and Douglas Costa. Marc Rocca also must pass against Berlin. (Bundesliga: Bayern Munich – Union Berlin 3:30 pm at LIVETICKER)
Davis will be able to play again in the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain, and Flick remains hopeful with Goretska and Hernandez.
Thiago, Coutinho and Prisic are gone
Flick must have looked back with impatience last season. In the final Champions League tournament, he was able to afford to pull Joshua Kimmich to right-back as a substitute for Benjamin Pavard, because he still had an effective hat-trick in midfield with Thiago, Goretzka and Thomas Muller.
With Thiago, Philip Coutinho and Ivan Perisic, Flick lost three players he could always count on. That’s why he got Leroy Sani, Mark Rocca, Erik Maxim Chubu Moting, Douglas Costa and Bona Sarr.
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Saar, Roca, Douglas Costa – Salihmidzic-Transfers mit Makel
Roca and Sarr in particular do not (currently) meet the requirements of the record champions at all, which is also evidenced by their run times. Before Flick sets up Sarr, he’d rather pull Süle to the right. Costa is far from lively on his Munich debut, injured.
Flick is not satisfied with his team. This is also one of the reasons for the tense relationship between the coach and the sports director. (Report: Who’s Behind Flick in Bayern – Who’s Not)
In the winter of 2019/20, Flick publicly invited two new players – and secured Alvaro Odriozola, who had not played 300 competitive minutes in the previous second half of the season.
Successful at Davies and Sané
Salih Hamidic didn’t always show the best hand in past transfers in his time as a sporting director and later as a sports director. (Service: All about the Bundesliga)
With Alfonso Davis, he made a true coup that is much thanks to him. The signature of Leroy Sané, who moved to Säbener Straße for the second time in 2020, can also be considered a success.
In contrast, Salih Hamidic brought in Odriozola, SAR, Roca or Viti Arp players who are not playing Flick. These actors were not brought above the flicks of the head, he participated in all transfers. However, he was not a dreamed player.
Flick doesn’t get Werner and Havertz
Before the second leg of the second leg against Lazio Roma, Flick revealed that he preferred to wear the Bayern Munich shirt.
When asked if Flick would prefer Timo Werner or Kai Havertz over Sané, he replied sky: “I would have loved to have all three. But that didn’t work. We all decided on Leroy together.”
Havertz clenched his teeth at Bayer Leverkusen’s demands for a move, and Timo Werner was much cheaper there. But Bayern canceled and moved to Chelsea.
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It is said that one of the reasons for Werner’s cancellation was the explosive statement made by Salih Hamidic in January 2020. (Service: Bundesliga table)
“Timo Werner is a good player who played the first half of the season excellently. However, we have Robert Lewandowski. Robert is a striker who fits our style perfectly,” he explained in Sports photo. Conclusion: Werner is not playing well for the record champions.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Serginho Dest were also Flick’s dream players – and Salih Hamidic. Dest chose FC Barcelona. At Hudson-Odoi, Salih Hamidic denied his Chelsea club in early 2019 through his research-based approach. The move to record champions failed in the 2020 deadline as well.
Also disagreements with Dantas and Noble
The personal details of Tiago Danta and Alexander Nübel also caused inconsistencies. Dantas – the Flick project – has no future in Munich. Flick learned from the media that the record champions will not take the € 7.5 million purchase option.
Nobel received from Salih Hamidic Sports 1– Working times information is guaranteed. But Flick did not want to be talked about in the squad, Neuer declared him the undisputed number one.
Alaba Boateng instead of Hernandez
Conversely, Salih Hamidic should not like the fact that Flick’s center back with Boateng and David Alaba is betting on players who have no future in Munich. But Lucas Hernandez, 80 million men, must queue at the defense post.
While Karl-Heinz Rummenigge clearly supports Flick, Salihamidzic is silent on the issue of Flick’s future. (Report: Rummenigge, enough! Rovell, on Flick and Salih Hamidic)
The communications disaster surrounding Jerome Boateng’s failure to renew led to additional fuel being poured on the fire ahead of the Paris Saint-Germain match. Salih Hamidic declared that it was no secret that Flick wanted to keep him in Munich, at the worst possible time.
Some club presidents view Flick’s lack of commitment to Bayern Munich critically, while Salih Hamidic continues to enjoy the highest reputation.
However, he is not completely innocent of the Bayern Munich fire.