Salihamidzic: “An important action”
“Our team had set even higher goals for themselves this season and have been very busy with themselves and their future since their elimination from the Champions League. We think that’s a positive. As a player, I learned how strength can develop from defeats. This kind of joint team action can be an important basis here,” explained the sports director.
The Munich team won their tenth league title in a row this season. In the Champions League they were disappointing in the quarter-finals at FC Villarreal, in the DFB-Pokal in the second round they clearly failed at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
It is doubtful, to say the least, that Nagelsmann rates this short trip as positively as his sporting director. The criticism of the attitude of his players was too clear. At least Nagelsmann’s clues appear in a different light after the game. He would not speak publicly about the reasons for the embarrassing performance, but said: “I have an explanation, but I only say it internally to the team.”
Magath: “I wouldn’t think of something like that”
FC Bayern’s poor performance had also drawn criticism within the Bundesliga. Above all, Hertha coach Felix Magath spoke negatively of his former employer: “FC Bayern are already champions, but I don’t know why a team stops playing three weeks before the end of the season. not the Bundesliga.” he said after his team’s 1-1 draw against Arminia Bielefeld.
After the trip to Ibiza became known, he did it again: “I certainly wouldn’t allow something like that, I wouldn’t think about it,” Magath told “Bild” on Sunday. Among others, with VfB Stuttgart, the next opponent of Munich.
Professionalism at the end of the season: “Absolutely clear”
Training in Munich is scheduled for Tuesday and preparations for the final home game of the season against VfB next Sunday will begin. “It is absolutely clear that our players will give all their professionalism and footballing strength against VfB Stuttgart on Sunday to give our fans a great end to the season as champions of Germany in their own stadium with a win,” said Salihamidzic. .
Captain Manuel Neuer, who was apparently not part of the traveling party, will then be presented with the Championship trophy by new DFL chief executive Donata Hopfen at the Allianz Arena. On the last day of the match, coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team will be visiting VfL Wolfsburg.