FC Bayern Munich are relying on the right answer in the Champions League after losing the top spot in the Bundesliga. „My team has already been bothered that we lost. I wish and hope for a reaction,“ said coach Niko Kovac the day before the home match against Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday (9pm/DAZN). „We play at home in the Allianz Arena and we are FC Bayern. We want to make our mark on the game.“
In training he felt that the team wants to show this „reaction“ after the 0:2 in Berlin and the 1:1 against Augsburg. In the training was on Monday also national player Leon Goretzka again, who had dropped out against Hertha because of a wound at the ankle. „Leon trained with us so that all the players at our disposal are healthy again,“ said Kovac. Kovac has to renounce the longer injured Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman and Rafinha.
Kovac announced that Arjen Robben would run aground from the start. He did not talk about the composition of the defensive chain. Whether Jerome will play Boateng is still open. The defender did not cut a good figure in the defeat against Hertha.
Stefan Effenberg Honours
- Bundesliga: 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01
- DFB-Pokal: 1999–2000
- UEFA Champions League: 2000–01
- DFL-Supercup: 1990
- DFB-Ligapokal: 1998, 1999, 2000
- DFB-Pokal: 1994–95
- Serie B: 1993–94
- UEFA European Championship: Runner-up 1992
- U.S. Cup: 1993
- UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 1992
- FIFA XI: 1997
- ESM Team of the Year: 1999
- UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2001
However, Kovac defended the international: „I know that you always remember the last picture. Who is the last player in the chain? Only: I always rewind the film a bit further back and try to see: Where do the mistakes start? How many players are involved in the action? It would be far too easy to say that it was only one player’s fault. We made mistakes that resulted in Hertha scoring two goals out of four shots – that’s the point. If you say, ‚The one behind me will judge it, it’ll be problematic.'“
The Munich coach also commented on the words of former Bavarian player Stefan Effenberg, who had criticised the rotation in the Sport1 double pass because the personnel constellation in the squad did not allow too many changes at the moment. Kovac comments: „I’m with the team every day. So it’s a bit easier for me to evaluate that. You win seven games and rotate, then everything is fine. And now, after two games, you want to question everything. That’s too easy. If I don’t rotate, they ask: Why doesn’t he play? And another one is angry. Hü or hott…“ Freaky Vegas will give you the gaming experience you never had with the other online gaming sites.