Many people will agree that he is not ready for a team like Bayern. And maybe they will be right. The team played excellently in the first 7 games, with nothing pointing to the catastrophic weeks afterwards. And this is happening when Jupp left a team that had worked well overall but lacked some important elements. Continue reading
Note: This article is almost 6000 words long as I tried to be as thorough as possible. If you don’t want to read it all, the sections which should most interest the casual reader are 1c (striker issues), 2 (counterpressing), and 6 (recommendations).
I do not believe there is anyone reading this, maybe not anyone in the entire world, who would argue that the German National Team did not underperform this World Cup. Failing to get out of the group stage for the first time in history is, to put it simply, a catastrophe, and it is a catastrophe we must engage in in order to draw lessons for the future. Continue reading
. . . and I’m beginning my work without wasting any time in the summer of 2018.
First of all, I’m not extending the contracts of Robben and Ribery. Continue reading
One of the hottest topics in German football today is the 50+1 rule. Long defining the German game, it has evoked a sense of pride among the fans, but as transfer fees for players continue to spiral completely out of control one needs to revisit whether the idea is still applicable to the modern game. Continue reading
Juan Bernat is an incredible player. Can we say that he is the most underrated player for Bayern in the last years, or is the fact that he’s sitting on the bench a normal thing for him? Continue reading