Up to 12 players left – FC Bayern needs a real shake-up

The German record champions want to be among the top four clubs in Europe again quickly. Are selective team changes enough or do you need more?

The German championship is after the 3-0 in Arminia Bielefeld almost certainly. Nevertheless, there is a climate of crisis at Bayern Munich. After the early exit from the Champions League quarter-finals last week, officials, players, fans and pundits are investigating the causes – and discussing what steps should be taken to get the team back to the top of Europe .

t-online columnist Stefan Effenberg wrote: “If I were an FC Bayern fan, I would be worried. I don’t see Bayern at the highest level for the next few years. And of course that’s also due to the team.”

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Does he just include too many followers like Marc Roca or Marcel Sabitzer? Is the quality gap too big? Or did Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski even run out of time?

The crucial question:

Does FC Bayern need a real upheaval?

Yes, otherwise there won’t be any major titles for a long time

The pro by Melanie Muschong, Sports Writer

What Bayern need is a change. Fresh wind, reinforcements in all parts of the team – only then will it be something with the treble again. Honestly: Nagelsmann needs a team that suits him. Klopp and Guardiola are only so strong with Liverpool and Manchester because they were allowed to rebuild their squad almost completely.

Of course, Bayern have very successful players like Kimmich and Goretzka. It’s not about them.

But these are players who, for the most part, pocket millions in salary and reimburse nothing. And there are quite a few. When were Roca, Sarr, Choupo-Moting, Sabitzer, Tolisso and Richards regular on the pitch? Almost not at all. Have talents like Nianzou or Stanisic put pressure on regular players? Not really. Did Gnabry and Lewandowski publicly recognize FC Bayern? Nope

Managers must now act, sort out followers and loan out talent – ​​like Wanner and Tillman – in their own interests. And: If you don’t want to extend him, Bayern should sell him.

With Mazraoui from Ajax and Ginter from Gladbach, Bayern could restructure the defence. Gravenberch (also from Ajax) could increase the competitive pressure in midfield. Offensively, Leverkusen’s Schick would be a bold move, Leipzig’s Nkunku would fit in. After CL’s release, Kahn talked about “drawing the right conclusions”. He should do it soon. Otherwise, international competition will recede.

No, the framework for the upcoming season is in place

Against the by Florian Wichert, Deputy Editor

There is no doubt that Bayern would have to selectively strengthen their squad, if only to replace Süle. But a complete upheaval? That would be overkill and downright hara-kiri.

The first eleven is standing. With Neuer in goal, Davies, Upamecano and Pavard in defence, possibly with young Nianzou or a successor to Süle. In midfield, Kimmich, Goretzka, Musiala and Coman are the framework of the future. There is also Müller and Lewandowski. And even the very talented Sané and Gnabry are missing, who simply need to find their form.

Of course, the situation can change at any time, for example if Lewandowski wants to leave immediately.

But: The players in the second row also deserve a chance. Nianzou, Stanisic, Wanner, Tillmann are absolute talents. And Richards and Sabitzer also have great potential. Add to that Ajax Amsterdam’s new players and maybe a real cracker – then Bayern are ready for the next attack.

The team is not the problem, as former CEO Rummenigge said. It is much more important that CEO Kahn finally clarifies disruptive discussions such as contract extensions with a clear announcement and stops hiding and being the Olaf Scholz of football. At least that’s what he started yesterday in the “double pass” at Sport 1.

What do you mean? Who is right?

In “Duel of the Week”, Florian Wichert (deputy editor of t-online) and Robert Hiersemann (Head of Football and Sport) usually comment on current football topics every week. This week Melanie Muschong (Editor Sport) will play against Florian Wichert. Also find the “duel” in animated images: Monday from 10:30 p.m. on free TV as part of “Bundesliga Analysis” on Sport 1 or from around 5 p.m. here in the video above.

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