Julian Nagelsmann was served after his side’s listless performance in the 3-1 defeat in Mainz. For him it is “a bit human that maybe a week after the title you don’t want to tear the world apart”. But “nevertheless, we still have the Bayern logo on the chest,” said Nagelsmann, criticizing his team’s poor performance.
Salihamidzic: the trip to Ibiza as a “team building measure”
It can be assumed that by this point he already knew that most of his players would be leaving for a short trip to the Spanish island of Ibiza a few moments later. “Bild” reported on the trip on Sunday morning. FC Bayern have now officially confirmed the short trip.
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic explained: “Last week the players informed us that they would like to spend the two days off training in the Ibiza group. We accepted this as a team building measure,” Salihamidzic said on Sunday.
Salihamidzic: “Important action”
“Our team have set themselves even higher goals this season and have been very committed to themselves and their future path since they were eliminated from the Champions League. We think that’s good. As a player, I’ve learned how strength can be. growing from defeats. That kind of thing Joint action by the team can be an important basis here, “explained the sporting director.
The Monaco team have won their 10th consecutive title this season. In the Champions League they disappointed in the quarter-finals at FC Villarreal, in DFB-Pokal in the second round they clearly failed at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
It is at least doubtful that Nagelsmann values this short trip as positively as its sporting director. The criticism of the player’s attitude of him was too clear. At least Nagelsmann’s suggestions appear in a different light after the game. He did not want to 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 such a thing”
FC Bayern’s poor performance had also caused criticism within the Bundesliga. Above all, Hertha manager Felix Magath spoke negatively about 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. Bundesliga “. he said after his team’s 1-1 draw against Arminia Bielefeld.
After the trip to Ibiza became known, he added again: “I will absolutely not allow something like this, something like this not to occur to me,” Magath told “Bild” on Sunday. Berlin is currently still struggling to stand up – under Incidentally, with VfB Stuttgart, Munich’s next opponent.
Professionalism at the end of the season: “Absolutely clear”
Training in Munich is scheduled for Tuesday and preparations for the last home game of the season against VfB will begin next Sunday. “It is absolutely clear that our players will do their utmost with their professionalism and footballing strength against VfB Stuttgart on Sunday to give our fans a beautiful end to the season as German champions in their own stadium with a win,” said Salihamidzic.
Captain Manuel Neuer, who was apparently not part of the travel group, will then be presented with the championship trophy by new DFL CEO Donata Hopfen at the Allianz Arena. On the final day of play, coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team will visit VfL Wolfsburg.