PPresident Uli Hoeneß of Bayern Munich sees in the currently tight situation in the German football champions record clearly coach Niko Kovac in the responsibility. Due to the big rotation under Kovac "a little bit of the worm is in it," Hoeness said on Wednesday on the sidelines of the encounter of Bayern basketball with Rasta Vechta (79:66) to several Munich media, "I think that's not dramatic." Auf The demand as to whether Kovac had exaggerated the change of personnel at last, Hoeness said calmly, "No, I can only say that. It's up to the coach, he has to decide that. In the end, he has to hold his head for it. "
The Kovac-Bayern have won after seven competitive victories at the start of none of their recent three encounters (two draws, one defeat) and lost the championship lead in the Bundesliga to Borussia Dortmund. "We have some problems at the moment, but that's normal," Hoeneß said.
The rhythm was lost in the home game against FC Augsburg (1-1) in the past week, he said. The fan boycott in the first 20 minutes "certainly also made a contribution to the fact that we did not come into play". Then also the rotation came. After the draw against FCA, Hertha BSC lost 2-0 and on Tuesday a sobering 1-1 draw in the Champions League against Ajax Amsterdam. Hoeneß (66) was altogether relaxed and, as is often the case, criticized the media. "I do not understand public perception. Ten days ago it was still said: The Bundesliga plays from second place – and now all of us should be broken everything. I think the golden mean is good, "he said.
Kovac has to prove himself as a crisis manager at FC Bayern earlier than he would have liked. A panacea against the stark drop in form of his star ensemble had the angry Bayern coach after the poor Champions League appearance not immediately at hand. "I have to process that first," said Kovac on Tuesday night and was baffled for the start of his third Munich month. "Not only am I surprised, but many. That could not be expected in the form. "The 1-1 draw against Ajax and thus the third winless game successively hit Kovac hard; the 46-year-old had to take a deep breath.
Mats Hummels was symbolic for the German football champions after the game, as he shuffled out of the stadium after his head injury "shaky". Three games in a row without a win were last under Carlo Ancelotti and the then
Short-successor Willy Sagnol a year ago. "After such a dry spell, it will be time for a Bayern Munich player," captain Manuel Neuer appealed. Otherwise threatens the planned Oktoberfest visit of the team the day after the Mönchengladbach game a fat Wiesn hangover.
Only three games against Augsburg (1: 1), Hertha BSC (0: 2) and Ajax (1: 1) have let forget the cheering-hustle and bustle mood of the first season weeks under Kovac. The Bayern stars are suddenly vulnerable, they have lost control of their game. "Just as we slipped in a bit creeping, so we have to get out of there", described Thomas Müller in the Munich Mini-Crisis. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Hoeneß were silent on their way through the Arena catacombs. That's what Hoeneß said the day after.
Of course, not everything is bad after just one week. But questions raise the recent appearances already. Especially from Tuesday night, because a king's class home game with an early 1-0 lead – by Hummels (4th minute) – play the Munich otherwise easy home. Mostly even with a clear success. This time they could even be happy about the draw in the end.
"There was a bit more missing than expected, or whatever the entire team expected," Kovac said. He needs "one, two days" and wants to analyze from a "bird's eye view" as well. "I know what struck me that we did not win three games. We need to focus on what's important, "said Kovac after making his home debut in the Champions League. This is also what President Hoeneß expects.