Bayern Munich has significant defensive problems before starting the K.O. Phase in the Champions League. The record champion is required in Salzburg, Oliver Kahn practices criticism.
Luckily, Joshua Kimmich emphasized, this was just a Bundesliga game. But on Wednesday, Bayern München starts in the K.O. Phase of the Champions League – and the 2: 4 humiliation of the record champion in the VfL Bochum acts massively in front of the eighth final first leg at RB Salzburg. There is (defense) alarm.
“The players know that a first half-time as in Bochum is unacceptable,” headed board’s leader Oliver Kahn on Monday. You leave in the backward movement and in the work against the ball “a lot”.
Therefore, the Bavarian Boss urged unequivocally from the stars, “that we have to work against the ball again with more discipline and passion.” He assumes that Kahn that the team on Wednesday (21:00 pm / Dazn) in Salzburg “shows the right reaction to make such a result”.
It was not a unique dropout of FC Bayern under coach Julian Nagelsmann. “If that happens once in the season, it’s okay. But it happened to us now more often. We have to be careful,” Nationalist Kimmich warned at “Sky” before starting in the hot seasonal phase.
Kimmich opened the mental question in front of the duel at the Austrian production master. In the criticism, not only in Kahn once again the shaky defensive of Bavaria. After the exits of David Alaba and Jérôme Boateng before the season, the dealers lack a real defense chief.
Upamecano “like a foreign body”
Niklas Sleden is the same as little needed leaders as the Dayot Upamecano committed to € 42.5 million from Leipzig. The Frenchman is currently the biggest problem case. “How long should he get time?” Record National Player asked Lothar Matthäus at an interwetten appointment on Monday: “He looks like a foreign body.”
That Nagelsmann in Bochum in Kimmich only poured one six, was not well conducive to the necessary stability. Since Leon Goretzka has been injured, the Bayern coach preferably acts with four offensive players in midfield: Leroy Sané, Thomas Müller, Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman.
He wool “offensively just no sacrifice,” Nagelsmann had said until last week last week. And now? “Especially international,” said the former European champion Thomas Helmer, “can be very dangerous”.
However, the subject defensive is not new. Already often – and not only after the 0: 5-cup swatter in Gladbach – Nagelsmann had to answer critical questions. And often enough he delivered the same answer.
RB Salzburg Watches the sensation against Bayern
That the FC Bayern allows too many chances to score, would not be alone at the defense, so the Bayern coach. Overall, it’s going to be the willingness and “the greeds, two-fighting lead. This is the task of the entire team”. But he also knew “that defensive does not make so much fun”.
But it should be not to experience any other unpleasant surprise in the premier class. In the past seven and a half months under Nagelsmann there were already five mandatory defeats. And also outsider Salzburg fails the sensation against the big Bavaria.
Under the point opponent analysis, the Austrians have recorded the following on their club side: “The offensive play of Germans also brings a certain risk with themselves. Goals are therefore also possible against the six-fold UCL winners, just with as much speed as we have. “
For Salzburg, however, “not worse can run,” said Matthew at “Sky”: “After such an embarrassing defeat, FC Bayern will show a completely different face. Twice in a row does not embark on Bayern.”