Team break after Mainz bankruptcy: FC Bayern’s ‘Ibiza affair’ outrages Matthäus

Team break after the bankruptcy of Mainz
FC Bayern’s “Ibiza affair” outrages Matthäus

The Bundesliga has its own “Ibizagate”. After the 1: 3 in Mainz, numerous Bayern players go to Ibiza. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić describes the short trip as a “team building measure”, national record player Lothar Matthäus can’t believe it.

The weather could have been a little better. A maximum of 21 degrees and light rain were probably not what FC Bayern players expected from their short trip to Ibiza. And then the stress: Saturday immediately after the embarrassment at FSV Mainz 05 (1: 3), he returns on Monday, public training Tuesday at 2 pm Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić has downplayed it by calling it a “team building measure”.

National record player Lothar Matthäus could only shake his head over this “Ibiza deal”. “It is not possible after this match”, he told Sky90, “not only for the players, but also for the public image”. Monaco fans were bothered by the team’s performance, “and then the players go on vacation”. In the place of coach Julian Nagelsmann, he would have taken “tougher” measures and canceled the two days of rest.

The short trip was said to have been announced, as Salihamidžić hastily pointed out given the excitement on Sunday. “Last week the players informed us that they would like to spend the two days off training in the Ibiza group,” he said at the request of the Monaco media, adding: “We have accepted it as a team building measure.” Acceptance doesn’t sound like enthusiasm.

Not all players on board

Salihamidžić obviously saw a significant need for justification for the exit. The team has “set even higher goals this season and have been very busy with themselves and their future path since leaving the Champions League,” he said, adding: Strength can grow from defeat, he knows you give. his playing days, “such a joint action of the team can be an important basis here.”

Where the community is rather exaggerated. According to a research by the newspaper “Bild”, eight players were missing in the short trip: all of them Manuel Neuer, after all the captain, and Thomas Müller. Dayot Upamecano, Kingsley Coman, Niklas Süle, Bouna Sarr, Marcel Sabitzer and Sven Ulreich are also said to not be in the Balearic Islands.

It is above all the timing that shook his head after the championship win and the embarrassing beating in Mainz. “I will by no means allow such a thing,” said Hertha manager Felix Magath, who is said to be concerned about Monaco’s seriousness on the remaining two days: Sunday (17:30 / DAZN and on the ntv live ticker. de) plays against FC Bayern against VfB Stuttgart, rival of Hertha in the battle for relegation.

Salihamidžić was quick to calm Magath’s concerns. “It is absolutely clear”, he said, that “our players” against VfB “will do their best with the professionalism and football strength that characterize them to give our fans a good end to the season as German champions in their own. stadium with a win. ” Clear.

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