Dformer football international Sandro Wagner expects his former club Bayern München to dominate the Bundesliga despite the record-breaker's current problems with his search for a match. “Bayern will continue to be champions with this squad for years – even if no new signing should come, which I do not believe,” Wagner said the “Bild am Sonntag”.
“Only because Dortmund now has four or five players does not mean that they are automatically better as a team,” added Wagner: “You should simply trust Kalle, Uli and Brazzo and let them continue working in peace. Bayern have not been that bad for the last 30 years, I think. “Wagner had left Bayern in the winter and had joined Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League. The 31-year-old finds it “almost ridiculous that one is publicly celebrated for it, if you buy as many players”. It often makes more sense to supplement working teams on a selective basis, as Bayern or Tottenham Hotspur would have done in the past.
However, “Bayern fan” Wagner sees the sale of Mats Hummels to the BVB critical. “The fact that Mats is playing at Dortmund now is the only thing that worries me a bit. Personally, I do not like that at all, “he said. After a conversation with Hummels, however, he could “100 percent comprehend his change” unfortunately. Half a year after his move Wagner has already settled in quite well in China. The 31-year-old is not recognized on the street as in Germany, “but there are already many people who are interested in football and go to the stadium. Especially the FC Bayern is a giant number, “said the striker and marveled:” amazing how many Bayern jerseys you see everywhere. “
Sporting things are going well for the Chinese legionnaire in the metropolis, about an hour's drive from Beijing. “With 19 points we have played one of the most successful first rounds of the club's history,” said Wagner, who had moved in January from the German record champions to China. In the team of coach Uli Stielike (“a big name in world football”), he received a two-year contract. Tianjin Teda is currently ninth in the Chinese Super League after 15 games.
Most recently Wagner was celebrated for his first double. “After the game, I was allowed to wave a club flag,” said the former national player, “which is not offered to many to my knowledge. It was an honor for me. “Contacts with Bayern are still there. “Almost the whole team sent me photos and videos after the championship and the cup victory – which was unlikely to please me,” said Wagner.
consultant Matthias Sammer (51), meanwhile, repeats premature praise for the transfer strategy of Borussia Dortmund. “I'm with Uli Hoeneß, who said: Everything BVB has done has to prove itself. Anyone who says that knows how football works, “said Sammer the Sports Information Service:” It is the truth! “The Dortmund have committed for the upcoming season, the national team Julian Brandt and Nico Schulz, also the coveted Thorgan Hazard. The king transfer is to return Hummels. Bayern President Hoeneß commented: “BVB has bought many players. Whether he has strengthened, we see in the course of the season. “
Sammer looks the same. “If all that looks good now, which is well valued – if that does not work, those who shot it up are the first to be personally insulted,” he said. “It's not the public that makes you the champion, it's the performance.” The European champion from 1996 expects more Bayern transfers after the efforts of the record champion, Leroy Sane, for example, finally stalled. “What is discussed and commented on is adventurous. Sometimes the club was a bit earlier, sometimes it waited, “said Sammer. “The market is overheating. You also have to wait in life. I think they are waiting. “
A transfer of the English national player Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern is meanwhile less and less likely. As Hudson-Odoi's England club Chelsea announced on Sunday, coach Frank Lampard has said he views the 18-year-old as an important part of his plans. The offensive player could become “a great player for Chelsea,” stressed Lampard. The new Chelsea coach wants to convince Hudson-Odoi in a personal conversation of his plans, it said in the message on.
According to information from Spox, the winger, thanks to former professional Lampard, is now close to renewing his contract with Chelsea. Under Lampard's Italian predecessor Maurizio Sarri, the teenager was only sporadically used last season and had therefore considered a change. At Bayern, Hudson-Odoi was considered a player of choice. The Munich had wooed the young professional since last winter and wanted to get him to the Säbener road. Currently, the courted actor is still in rehabilitation following an Achilles tendon tear in April.
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