- FC Bayern presents Benjamin Pavard, the next player in the category "World Champion".
- The Frenchman explains his goals with the people of Munich.
- More transfers are to follow – but the Bayern sports director is cautious.
After the relegation to the Bundesliga with VfB Stuttgart, world champion Benjamin Pavard wants to celebrate success at Bayern as with the French national team. "I'm hungry, I want to win all the titles, the Champions League, the championship," said the 23-year-old defender on Friday at his performance in Munich. He was not afraid of the considerable challenge in Munich. He is accustomed to win with France, he is also a discreet guy who does not think much.
On a defensive position, Pavard, who can defend inside and outside, not set. "The coach decides, I play every position." Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic also spoke with Pavard in front of reporters, believing that the € 35 million Frenchman "makes us stronger".
Not so convincing Salihamidzic then worked when the language came on the squad planning of the Munich. One is thereby "to implement some things", so the Bayern sport boss – concrete it was not however. He also did not want to comment on the Leroy Sane staff. The Manchester City international, who wants to decide on his future after his vacation, but the Bayern are still interested. There is a lot of money in the transfer market, so Salihamidzic, that makes it difficult. Especially the clubs from England and Spain are tough competition for Bayern. Several times Brazzo was supposed to give explanations on the state of transfer planning – but he did not have much to say on the subject.
Thus, the sports director in the debate on the transfer policy of FC Bayern pointed only to the high importance of internal business peace. One wants to have "good mood in the crew and not only theater", said the ex-pro on Friday concerning dissatisfied reservists: "Therefore this narrow cadre." Currently, the squad of the German champion comprises only 17 outfielders plus three goalkeepers. The club wants to reinforce, but with the transfers of the French World Champion Lucas Hernandez and Pavard was already "something special" been made, stressed the 42-year-old.
"We have a really good team on paper," Salihamidzic said. The record champion also has enough time for further activities. The transfer period in the Bundesliga ends on 2 September. "Many coaches and clubs want to finish planning at the beginning of the preparation, but often this is done in July or August, so you have to get along."
Various other national players have now embarked on a prolonged holiday meanwhile in the season preparation of Bayern. First, on Friday for the latecomers to captain Manuel Neuer the usual performance tests were on the program. "The holiday was really good, I was able to recharge the batteries, but now I am pleased that it finally starts again," said the 33-year-old goalkeeper on the website of the German record champion. "The preparation is of course a very intense time, but it's still fun – especially in the past season, it has been seen that the hard work, especially in the final season spurt pays off," said Neuer.
The service began again for Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Süle, Sven Ulreich and David Alaba, Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman and newcomer Benjamin Pavard. The French World Champion was officially presented on Friday. Next Monday, Bayern set out for the USA. Coach Niko Kovac's team will also play three friendly matches against Arsenal, Real Madrid and AC Milan on the promotional tour. Salihamidzic also flies – despite the then difficult time difference in transfer talks on the European market.
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