Polo Breitner analyzed the internal tensions at Bayern before the quarter-final second leg of the Champions League on Tuesday against PSG (9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1). The German football specialist for RMC insisted on the battle between several leaders over the Flick-Salihamidzic duo.
Holding the title of the Champions League, Munich is in danger before his trip to Paris this Tuesday during the second leg of the quarter-finals (from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1). Beaten at home in the first leg (2-3) despite a big domination, the Bavarian club is also torn behind the scenes. Mocked by its detractors who see the tensions Hans-Dieter Flick and Hasan Salihamidzic as a resurgence of the famous FC Hollywood, Bayern is in fact facing a governance crisis. A war of leaders deciphered this Monday by Polo Breitner during his appearance in After Foot on RMC.
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“There have been backfires all weekend at Bayern in relation to what’s going on between Hansi Flick and Hasan Salihamidzic. It was a bit extraordinary the way there were backfires. everywhere, launched the German football specialist for RMC Sport. We formalized the conflict between the two. We made it clear, and in particular Herbert Hainer the president of Bayern Munich, that the two men will obviously not go on vacation together but that this does not prevent them from working in a professional manner. “
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Flick claimed overpriced players
Polo Breitner then recalled the reasons for the quarrel between the coach and his sports director. According to the member of the After, this is partly due to different objectives. Hansi Flick must make the team win in every game. Hasan Salihamidzic is working in the “medium to long term” to build a dominant club. The criticisms formulated by the technician against his leader about the supposedly less strong workforce were thus born from the high expectations of the coach during the summer transfer window despite the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences.
“There, Hansi Flick passes a bit for a paragon of virtue in Germany. A poll by Bild among 100,000 people on the site, 94% of people vote for Flick compared to Salihamidzic. The problem is that we do not does not realize that Flick is making insane requests for improvement of its workforce compared to the period we are living with the pandemic, said Polo Breitner. […] Bayern expect a loss of 150 million euros in turnover this year compared to what the club usually do. Obviously this has consequences for the players you want to buy. “
And to recall a list of some reinforcements wanted, but missed, by Hansi Flick: “Flick would have wanted Dodô, for example, the back of Chakhtar Donetsk or even Sergino Dest who left for Barcelona. There was also Callum Hudson-Odoi. Hansi Flick also wanted Timo Werner or Kai Havertz … In the end he did not have that at all and swung that his workforce was not the same as last year. Even that, that supposes a huge debate because it ‘is a complex question. “
Polo Breitner: “Oversized egos on all floors”
In addition to the purely sporting aspect linked to recruitment and then to the differences between Hans-Dieter Flick and Hasan Salihamidzic, Polo Breitner then insisted on the political battle to lead Bayern. The Bavarian club’s problem goes beyond the question of its coach and the team. In reality, it is a question of who is the boss?
“What we forget all the time in the German or French media is the fact that it is the elephants who decide at Bayern. It is Uli Hoeness, it is Rummenigge, it is Herbert Hainer, a finally let go of the specialist in the Bundesliga. We can make a war of the chiefs or whatever we want between Flick and Salihamidzic. But those who have the power, it is those who are above. Salihamidzic, it is a man of Uli Hoeness. Flick is a man of Rummenigge. And so, the two fight each other by interposed men. But it is the Bavarian family which is like that. In Bayern there are oversized egos on all floors. Do you think it’s going to be different when Oliver Kahn takes over? It’s the same with all these people. “
The best way to ease tensions without making them disappear would be to eliminate PSG on Tuesday and continue the adventure in the Champions League. A new poor performance against the Ile-de-France club could well lead to another war at Bayern. Regularly announced as the favorite to lead the German selection after the Euro, Hansi Flick could be the main victim.
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