Salihamidzic attacks Neuer
Manuel Neuer will not play again this season. The fault of a leg injury contracted on vacation, while the German international was skiing. Operated, the goalkeeper of Bayern Munich will not be able to finish the season with the men of Julian Nagelsmann. The Bavarians recruited Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer to make up for Neuer’s absence, and thanked goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic, who had been in office since 2011. The 2014 world champion did not hesitate to criticize the decision of its leaders. “It was a blow for me, when I was already on the ground. It’s like someone ripped my heart out” he had declared.
And in an interview with Bild, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was quick to respond and criticize Manuel Neuer. “That affects us too, because Manuel has put his personal interests above the interests of the clubsaid the Bavarian leader. I understand that Manuel is personally affected. But as captain, I would have expected a different attitude from him..”
Ronaldo, not in Bayern’s philosophy
In addition, in this same interview, Hasan Salihamidzic mentioned the Cristiano Ronaldo file, who could have joined Bayern Munich after the termination of his contract with Manchester United, before finally landing at Al-Nassr. The Bavarian leader acknowledges discussions with CR7, but said the player could not enter into Bayern Munich’s plans. “I clearly told Jorge Mendes that it was not feasible for us. The overall package does not suit Bayern, neither financially nor sportingly. It does not correspond to our philosophy“explained the sporting director of the German club.
Bayern Munich are not in the form of their life before facing Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Round of 16. The first leg will take place at the Parc des Princes on February 14, while the Parisians will have to deal without Kylian Mbappé, injured. A match between somewhat sick European giants which promises.