FC Bayern celebrates a made-to-measure debut in the Champions League. But according to a report, there is rumbling within the team. Accordingly, the dissatisfaction of some of Munich's star players is said to have grown noticeably. It's about a broad squad and minutes of use.
FC Bayern not only has a special top in its professional squad, which stands for high international class. This year he is also particularly broadly positioned in order to fuel internal competition and to be able to react flexibly to failures. But the privilege could also become a problem this fall. The dissatisfaction within the team is said to have grown noticeably.
At least that's what Sport1 reported before the sixth day of the Bundesliga match against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday (3:30 p.m. / Sky and in the live ticker on ntv.de). The broadcaster reported that there are said to be several players within the Munich squad who are dissatisfied with their current roles and have internally pushed for more minutes.
However, it was still unclear which Bayern stars it is about, who are said to have already expressed their displeasure internally. It is noticeable that Nagelsmann has so far relied on a framework of regular players, especially in the defensive area.
Of the six Bayern players who have been in the starting XI in all five Bundesliga games so far, five are defensively oriented players - starting with keeper Manuel Neuer through to the defensive midfield axis around Joshua Kimmich and Marcel Sabitzer.
New signings Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui have not started at all, nor has Leon Goretzka, who was injured for a long time, or center forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Even a star player like Serge Gnabry, who has not been allowed to play a single game for more than 90 minutes, will not be satisfied with his role so far.
The fact is that head coach Julian Nagelsmann will be in demand more than ever as a moderator and mediator in his second year at Bayern Munich.