In the back round they want to celebrate once again at FC Bavaria a vibrant U30 football party. We can still be really successful this season,”said Arjen Robben.
The 34-year-old Dutchman has already announced his farewell at the end of the season. Robben is not the only actor from the highly decorated generation of series champions who goes to the finish line in Munich.
The end after ten years in the Bundesliga determines for the start of the new year however not Robben’s world of thought. The man who shot the Bavarians 2013 for the Champions League victory plans to say goodbye of course big. After the winter break I want to reinvent everything,”said the professional known for his ambition.
Without a title win, seals may not leave Munich. The same applies to the long-time traveller Franck Ribbery (35) and Rafinha (33). The duo should also be part of the great Bavarian revolution announced by President Uli Hoeness in the summer.
The future of the 30-year-old defensive forces Javi Martinez, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng is also discussed. Captains Manuel Neuer (32) and goalkeeper Robert Lewandowski (30) alone are among the tried and tested forces of the 1930s, which will not affect the rejuvenation process.
Alphonso Davies increases competition at FC Bavaria
The old guard around “Robbery” plans a last joint hurrah. This was shown in the successful final track 2018, when it was especially the team leader Ribbey, who, with his win at 1:0 against Leipzig and a goal double pack at the final 3:0 in Frankfurt, documented that he can still help the team on time.
“Of course I still feel like it,” the Frenchman said. It is good that we have him,”said Coach Niko Kovac:”What Franck is doing on and next to the square is immens e.”
The six players who ran against Eintracht Frankfurt in the starting eleven at the last game 2018 were 30 years old and older. In his first Bavarian year Kovac has the difficult task of integrating the old (ribbed, seals) and young (Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry) wings optimally for the team.
In the back round comes as another option on the offensive positions of the 18-year-old Alphonso Davies. The Canadian is part of the future after “Robbery”.
FC Bavaria takes back “Lightness and Self-Consciousness”
The established ones want to move forward again in the back round. You get the feeling again that the team is very stable. It fits a lot,”said attacker Thomas Muller.
Defender Niklas Sulle, who is counted next to Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry (all the years of 1995) as well as the still wounded French world champion Corentin Tolisso as the next generation of Munich’s leaders, speaks of”hot guys”that you have on the team.” We have emerged from the difficult phase,”explained Süle.
On Friday the Bavarians fly again to Qatar for winter preparation. Kovac does this with “the feeling that we are back to the FC Bavaria from the start of the season, that we have regained our ease and self-confidence”.
The 47-year-old feels, “that the boys are hot, in the back rounds pull everything out of themselves and give Borussia Dortmund a bitter fight”, as he feels at the turn of the year said in an interview on the club’s homepage.
Liverpool-Kracher as a “big challenge” for FC Bavaria
Catching the six-point lag on the BVB is considered a special motivation.” It’s fun to be back on track,”Muller said. Internationally, the Champions League Power Challenge attracts Liverpool FC trained by Jurgen Klopp.
Kovac, the eighth-finals Kracher, is in preparation as every actor in this “horny duel” is on the 19th. He wants to be in Anfield in February. It warms up the competition. This is a dream for every player if you can make such a game,”said Robben.
Kovac also calls Liverpool a”great opponent”and talks about”a great challenge for the team and me”. But before that came five leagues and a cup game, the coach warned. This is where the big U30 party begins, so to speak.