National team: Uli Hoeneß explains the upheaval at FC Bayern

FC Bayern Munich “Certain problems”

Uli Hoeneß explains the national team’s deep change in Bayern

Status: 20.03.2024 | Reading time: 2 minutes

Uli Hoeneß is fighting as always and sees FC Bayern back at the top soon

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If FC Bayern weakens, the national team also weakens – that’s how Uli Hoeneß sees it. The honorary president distributes a lot of praise to other clubs, but he wouldn’t be Hoeneß if he didn’t combine that with a declaration of war.

The deficit is clear. FC Bayern are already ten points behind Bayer Leverkusen eight match days before the end of the Bundesliga season. The Munich team is threatened with a titleless season after their exit from the cup at third division club Saarbrücken. If the team prevails against Arsenal FC in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, they will face the winner of the Real Madrid – Manchester City duel in the semi-finals.

Bayern’s honorary president Uli Hoeneß explains the mixed season with the upheaval that Bayern have ushered in and draws parallels to the German national team, which was extremely disappointing in the last three tournaments.

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“All of the national team’s successes over the last 30 years have been largely influenced by FC Bayern. If a certain upheaval now takes place at FC Bayern, then it naturally also affects the national team, because the entire national team has always relied on FC Bayern for 30, 40 years,” said Hoeneß: “And now that this support is not there , as it was already there, then you have certain problems.”

“FC Bayern will be the measure of all things again”

For the 72-year-old, Bayern’s weakness is at the same time an opportunity for players from other clubs to make a name for themselves in the DFB team. National coach Julian Nagelsmann has nominated four players from VfB Stuttgart for the test games in France next Saturday (9 p.m., ZDF and in the WELT live ticker) and three days later in Frankfurt against the Netherlands – just one less than from Bayern.

“That can be quite good for German football. If we are not challenged on the front line, on all fronts, it is a good thing. But one thing is certain: FC Bayern will be the measure of all things again in two or three years,” said Hoeneß.

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