FC Bayern claimed their 10th consecutive title. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic also talks to Sky90 about the disappointments of the 2021/22 season.
Munich – FC Bayern did it again. On Saturday evening (23 April), Bayern Munich were crowned German champions for the 10th consecutive time against BVB. With a 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena against Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 31 of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season, the FCB had already won the title. Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann celebrated his first world title as a manager.
Ten championships in a row: a milestone for history books. No club in the five major European leagues (Germany, England, Spain, Italy, France) has ever succeeded. Even before that, FCB was the record holder in terms of championship series, but not alone. Bayern had to share the previous record of nine straight championships with Juventus Turin. Juve won nine consecutive league titles in Italian Serie A from 2012 to 2020.
One day after the 32nd title in the club’s history, Hasan Salihamidzic is a guest Sky90. The FCB sporting director commented there on the historic title victory of the record champions. But the disappointments of the season should also come into question, such as the defeat in the Champions League against Villarreal or the bad fall in the cup at 0: 5 of Mönchengladbach.
FC Bayern: sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic on Sky90 for …
… the celebration of the champions of Monaco after the victory of the BVB: “It was very nice, the guys were in a great mood. With family and friends It was a great evening, the Allianz Arena was full, the fans gave us great support. “
… the surprising conclusion of the Champions League quarter-finals against Villarreal FC: “Of course I’m annoyed and all of us because we had a great opportunity. I thought my chances would be great. We didn’t play well in Spain. We were well served there, we could have conceded three or four goals. (… ) Now we have to go back to our working day, but it goes on like this ”.
… BVB as the main competitor of the championship: “Obviously we have great respect for the work that Borussia Dortmund does. This is the number one rival. What happened in Leipzig and Leverkusen is also good, the Bundesliga needs it, we don’t want to be champions with 15 or 20 points ahead.” .
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… Trainer Julian Nagelsmann and the collaboration: I’m glad we made it with this team of coaches. That’s why we have Julian, because we want to start a new era with this manager, this team of coaches. Our work is very, very good, we talk a lot, we try to analyze every day, we look at the training. He is a very communicative, very open trainer. It is extremely fun to work with him. It’s also a process for the team, the guys see that he has a lot of know-how. What is created there – the guys notice that there really is something in Julian. We will try to expand it.
… Roman Weidenfeller’s statement that Robert Lewandowski left the master party after an hour: “I can’t say anything, I have no idea. I was at a different table and I can only say that the atmosphere was great.”
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… Leroy Sane and his fluctuations in performance: “Leroy is an incredibly talented young man who has it all. He is super fast, he dribbles and he is also mentally tense. But now he has to come. When he’s got that body tension, he’s fun to watch. If not, then I don’t like it. I don’t want to see it. “
“We always talk about potential. I want to see him on the pitch. If you tell him once, twice, three times. (…) At some point he has to slam. The team also expects him to explode, to give his all in training and in the game. He can. For the past few weeks, he hasn’t been able to get it back. He is someone who listens to what the manager and the team are talking about. I hope you implement it. “
FC Bayern: Salihamidzic rules out Lewandowski’s early departure
… the contractual situation around top scorer Robert Lewandowski: We have all the time in the world to talk to him about the contract. We haven’t negotiated yet. We.”
“Of course we want to keep him. Lewy is held in the highest consideration anyone can have. He reciprocates with performances. We want to see how far we can achieve our goals. You have to let FC Bayern watch: how far we are going.” , how much money do we have? We talked every now and then. Of everything, of course you talk about contracts, even with your consultant. However, we are happy and proud that he is there. Now we await the talks. It is clear that he has a contract for next season. ” .
… when asked whether FC Bayern would sell Lewandowski for between 30 and 40 million after the end of the season: “No.”
… when asked if he can rule out a sale of Lewandowski in the summer of 2022: “Yes. He has a contract.”
FC Bayern: According to Salihamidzic, Süle’s position failed because of money
… Niklas Süle and his departure for BVB: “Niklas is a good guy. What’s the worst thing about a club? When a player of that age makes a free transfer. It must also be said that we didn’t have the means to please him. We have already tried to keep Niklas. We know. also how important it is in the locker room. I’m sorry Niklas is leaving. But we have to look ahead. “
… perhaps lack of appreciation for Süle: We talked often, even with the management. The time Julian gave him this year was my greatest appreciation for a player. We weren’t able to make it through the negotiations. “
… when asked if Süle’s position ultimately failed because of the money: “In the end, yes.”
FC Bayern: sporting director Salihamidzic on Gravenberch transfer – “It’s difficult”
… free player departures, as in the case of Süle: “It destroys football. Free transfers make clubs weaker and weaker. Especially during the pandemic.”
… the possible transfer from Ajax star Ryan Gravenberch to Munich: “He’s a good player. We are in talks, I can say this. With a transfer like this, a lot has to match. Trend? I can’t say. It’s tough. All transfers are difficult.”