• Uli Hoeneß, president of FC Bayern, puts his players under close observation for the coming months.
  • He wanted to see "who is useful and who is not," Hoeneß said kicker,
  • Franck Ribéry, meanwhile, has apologized to a TV expert.

The pros of Bayern play for the time being on probation. "You have to tell the players that they are under pressure for the next three or four months," said President Uli Hoeneß kicker, Then you have to see "who is useful and who is not". These impressions would then influence the planned change: "It depends on how they play."

Hoeneß reiterated his fundamental intention to launch a transfer offensive this summer. Bayern will "do a lot," said the 66-year-old. Last Sunday, the Bayern boss at Sky announced: "Next year, when the second step of upheaval comes, we will certainly change the team face quite a bit."

"We will change the team face pretty much next year"

The Bayern president calls the top game "Advertising for football". He excludes winter transfers – but announces big steps in the summer.

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Even among the professionals, there are proponents of this project. "We have a very good team, but it got a bit old," said Kingsley Coman. "In due course, you also have to think about new players."

"Ten percent will to assertiveness are missing"

This time now seems to have come in light of the seven points behind a young, fresh Borussia Dortmund – and those of old stars like Franck Ribery or Arjen Robben expire. Jérôme Boateng wanted to get rid of the bosses last summer, and the performances of Javi Martínez or the previously only borrowed James are viewed critically. Even Thomas Müller or David Alaba are no longer considered inviolable. "Ten percent will to assertiveness are missing," Hoeneß has observed.

The kicker lists some candidates who could fit in the grid of Munich: Kevin Vogt (TSG Hoffenheim), Ante Rebic and Luka Jovic (both Eintracht Frankfurt) and Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen). The change of world champion Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart) for committed 35 million euro transfer fee is already clear. Investments of up to 200 million euros are conceivable.

Ribéry has apologized

Meanwhile, Franck Ribéry has apologized for his misstep after the Dortmund game at the French TV staff Patrick Guillou. "It was wrong, of course, what I did, it's always difficult after a game because I was very emotional, I apologized to Patrick, and also to his family," Ribéry told a short video on the FCB website.

After the 2: 3 defeat of Bayern at Borussia Dortmund last Saturday, Ribéry have the adviser of beIN Sports France impeached, as the TV station had informed on request of the German Press Agency on Monday. The station spoke of "insulting statements to Patrick Guillou", this was also physically attacked. Guillou was on Wednesday in a conversation in Munich, in which Ribéry apologized. "That's good that he came to Munich and we talked for a long time about the situation that happened after the Dortmund match," said Ribéry. "The meeting was important to him and me."

You do not want to be ashamed of FC Bayern anymore

The club only shares, but does not get involved – at most more money. And President Uli Hoeneß is increasingly behaving like the sheikh of sixty.

Comment by Detlef Esslinger




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