Coach Julian Nagelsmann from the German champion Bayern Munich hopes for the whereabouts of the supposedly willing striker Robert Lewandowski. “I have already said that 50 times that of course I wish that he would stay, nothing has changed this week,” said Nagelsmann.
He referred to the first meeting of the Bayern bosses around CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic with Lewandowski’s consultant Pini Zahavi in Munich on Thursday. The world football player from Poland still has a contract until 2023, but is said to flirt with a transfer to FC Barcelona. Salihamidzic had only excluded on Sunday that Bayern will hand over the 33-year-old to the 33-year-old this summer.
Nagelsmann hopes for a quick decision in the poker. “Basically, it is always good if you have planning security – in all areas of life, including the striker. So I would also like us to reach an agreement,” he said.
Basically, he is convinced that Kahn and Salihamidzic will “assemble a very good team” as promised. But he believes that patience is required, “and I also show it”. Internally, he “made his opinion on the squad planning” early “. “It remains as much as possible to give the two gentlemen the calm to do their job,” he emphasized.
FC Bayern: Thomas Müller is missing against Mainz
It is “no option” for Nagelsmann to give defensive talent tanguy nianzou. “It will stay with us and is firmly in my head,” said the coach.
In the away game at 1. FSV Mainz 05, Nagelsmann has to do without the sick Thomas Müller. The attacker does not have a corona, but is contagious and will therefore not travel to Mainz. Dayot Upamecano should also get a break.
After the secure tenth German championship, the coach wants to give some reservists and talents a chance in a row. According to Nagelsmann, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Marcel Sabitzer will start, but that also applies to Lewandowski, “if he is healthy”.
Although Bayern have already reached their season goal in the league, Nagelsmann wants to “contest the duel at most seriously and with the players with the best day form”. Some players from the second row should come from the bank.
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