First the Audi, then the Supercup: But FC Bayern continues to focus on the search for new stars. There seems to be movement at the desired Leroy San e.
Big names, many stars –but the desired player is still missing: At Bavaria Munich, before the start of the Audi Cup on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Alliance Arena, the waiting for the hotly desired Leroy Sane continues. For the first time, however, the German football record champion was extremely optimistic about the national player of Manchester City for weeks on end.
“Leroy is a great football player, and we want him. Our club and the club management are very committed. It’s not easy in this day and age, otherwise it would be over. But I’m very confident. I assume that we can get it,”said Coach Niko Kovac in the ZDF.
So far, those in charge of a possible record transfer of the 23-year-old, which will cost FC Bavaria over 100 million euros, had kept themselves very covered. Kovac’s offensive statements are all the more surprising. Sane is back in England after an Asia tour with City. I have eight. August closes the transfer window on the island. The time is pressing.
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But first Kovac has to cope with the Audi Cup without the required reinforcements. Before the duel on Tuesday (20:30 o’clock) against Fenerbahce Istanbul with Max Kruse, the 47-year-old already increased the pressure on the existing staff.
“Everyone fights for the seats, everyone has a chance,” Kovac said, and by t hat he meant Jerome Boateng, who was actually already written off at the Bavarians. Until the country break in September there will be “not so many games. There it is not always easy for a coach, because it may be less rotating”.
FC Bavaria wants to put”a sign”at the Supercup
Against the Turkish top club and on Wednesday in the final or in the game of place three against Tottenham Hotspur or Real Madrid Kovac will still test one or the other, possibly also the 4-3-3 system studied in the preparation. Already on Saturday in the prestigious Super Cup game with challenger Borussia Dortmund, the Bavarian coach is expected to offer up his supposedly strongest team.
First of all, the Munich people want to “put a sign” there, as the head of defense Niklas Sulle emphasized. We have to show again and again that we are the number one,”added goalie Robert Lewandowski to”Sky”.
But also the Audi Cup against famous competition with stars such as Toni Kroos or Harry Kane, according to Thomas Muller, the Bavarians see the Bavarians as”an important hardness test before it is a good week later for us to play the first cup of the New season goes.” The tournament will be “really exciting. I don’t think you need to lose many words with these names,”said Muller.
Kovac hardly took this into consideration in the training. On Sunday, the Munich pros had a welding-powered circle on the agenda.