Not to Time ‘soldiers’ Old Bayern Backward
Munich – Bayern Munich as a big club certainly has plenty of talented young players. However Die Roten until today still rely on senior players to remain competitive.
Names like Javi Martinez, Mario Goetze, Sebastian Rode, Juan Bernat, Sinan Kurt, David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, Thiago Alcantara, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Mueller, and Gianluca Gaudino, are the players aged 25 or under, which often adorn Bayern line-up in every game.
Especially for Mueller, Goetze, Alaba, and Boateng even sealed his place in the first team that shows the importance of the role that each player at his position.
However Bayern arguably until today still rely on some form of senior players who serves as a “leader” as Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schwensteiger, and Xabi Alonso.
Lahm itself was a team captain while Robben is a team top scorer this season with 14 goals in all competitions. For the record both 31 years old.
Pep Guardiola’s even willing to buy Alonso who has entered the age of old age as a footballer that is 32 years old. However, see the role of Alonso so far in the Bayern team.
Some of the above facts show that Bayern is focused on coaching young players, but do not forget to slip a few senior players so that the composition of a balanced team.
“So we’ve got some players who are entering the final phase of his career, players older than 30 years. But I do not see that they are already in critical phases,” said Bayern president, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, as quoted by Soccernet.
“I think players like (Bastian) Schweinsteiger, Ribery, Robben in particular is still in top form and his condition was okay. I really liked the game Arjen Robben, who still perform at the highest level, especially in the last two years,” he continued.
“Obviously in the end we should be able to find a balance. But I’m sure there is a good chance that we will menemumkan right balance, find the best way to replace them.”
“Obviously we have to do it (build a team for the future), the most important thing we do with the coach, which was not easy. But I believe we can do it,” said he.