Jürgen Kohler, a German soccer legend, criticized the defensive performance of the Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the first leg of the Champions League, in his column for the sports weekly ‘kicker’.
“The Bayern can win at Paris Saint-Germain with a difference of two goals, but not if he commits so many simple mistakes “, wrote the former player of the Munich team and world champion with Germany in 1990.
Criticism comes the day after the 3-2 home loss before the French champion, who also did not escape the disapproval of Kohler: “What both defenders showed in this game was a disaster, it had nothing to do with the international category.”
Oliver Kahn, another former player of the Bayern, now on the club’s board of directors, he regretted the result of the meeting Through his account on the social network Instagram, where he published a video in which he expressed his hope that the team trained by Hansi Flick turn the tie around.
“This is how things are in football: the team did not take advantage of itself and the PSG it was brutally effective, “said the future head of the club.” But we are the Bayern Munich and there is still the second leg. And then we’ll see, “he added.
Defeat at home 3-2 reduced the chances of the german champions to defend the European title achieved last season. The return leg is scheduled for Tuesday in Paris.
Jérome Boateng goes to Bayern Munich
As for the squad, the sports director of the Bayern, Hasan Salihamidzic, commented to the television channel “Sky” that Jerome Boateng will not renew for the club and will leave the discipline of the Flick team at the end of the season.
“It was a joint decision of the club’s management,” he said. Salihamidzic. “I explained it to Jerome, who got it, “he added.
Boateng, 32, whose contract expires on June 30, arrived at Bayern in 2011 from Manchester City. With the Munich he won, among other titles, the 2013 and 2020 Champions League.
In the match against PSG, Boateng came out in replacement of Niklas Süle, but his participation in the defense did not prevent defeat.
After Wednesday’s result, the coach Flick he was questioned whether the announcement of this decision before the game bothered him. “Here I come to answer questions professionally. I also don’t have to answer everything now, because I don’t want to.“he said.” I also have to act a bit. It is part of the job of a coach, “he stressed.