The former Dortmund Alex free has revealed that he almost landed at FC Bayern Munich. The transfer failed but for a given reason.
The German record champion was on the Swiss in the summer of 2008. “Jürgen Klinsmann became coach at Bayern Munich,” said free in the interview with the blick and added that the Munich wanted to search for a third striker: “He should have goalkeeping, but also know that he may only complete one of three lots. “
However, in the opening match of the EM 2008, however, had a serious injury had accessed, after a foul he tore the inner band in the knee. “If you have the opportunity to go to Bayern Munich, you have to do it. But that had then done,” he explained.
Free, who played BVB from 2006 to 2009, finally stayed in Dortmund. However, with the then new coach Jürgen Klopp, the attacker never caught right. “I was a player who did not fit in the football concept of him. Maybe I was too little fast,” he said, led: “At that time, we always felt that we had a daily argument, but that was not true.”
The conception of the game idea was simply different, so free: “Today I understand it as a coach, as a player it was difficult. He was for pressing and counterpressing.” Klopp meant, “he could not do without my goalkeeping. I should do so as if I do more – then accept it.”
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After a year and nine goals under Klopp returned to his youth club FC Basel and became four times Swiss master until his career end of 2013.