The dispute about the way forward for Alaba and Thiago is raging at Bayern. Allegedly it is about thousands and thousands – however that is not the entire fact. | A column by Stefan Effenberg
When Uli Hoeneß offers an interview, there’s at all times the hazard that one thing just like the one final Sunday will come out: He known as the advisor a “grasping piranha” by Bayern participant David Alaba, Pini Zahavi (77), within the “one-two” at Sport 1 – and poured oil on the hearth along with his statements in regards to the stagnant contract negotiations. Uli is Uli – and that is a very good factor. But in fact his conduct doesn’t make the scenario any simpler. Neither for FC Bayern nor for David Alaba.
The essential sentence from Alaba
Instead, the dispute earlier than the Bundesliga begin on Friday towards FC Schalke (from 8.30 p.m. within the reside ticker at t-online) will now be performed on the participant’s again and never on the advisor’s. And the participant can’t put up with all the pieces. Because that is not the way you deal with a participant.
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The decisive sentence from Alaba was then this: “A number of statements and studies of the previous few weeks have amazed me and likewise damage me.” Of course, he primarily means Hoeneß. Alaba’s thoughts video games will at the least have obtained new nourishment. He will ask himself just a few questions that he might have already seen answered: Does my membership share the evaluation of my price? Should I take into consideration a change in spite of everything, as a result of I’ve already achieved all the pieces with FC Bayern?
It’s not about two or three million euros
Now there’s additionally the alleged demand for an annual wage above 20 million euros. And that places Bavaria in a bind. Is the affiliation responding to the claims and breaking the wage construction? Then the advisors of the opposite gamers are on the door on the identical day and likewise demand more cash. Or will the membership follow its supply and danger that Alaba will depart the membership in spite of everything?
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This is all of the extra annoying as a result of, from my viewpoint, it is not about two or three million euros annual wage, however about respect and appreciation. Similar to Manuel Neuer final time. After a lot forwards and backwards, he prolonged his contract.
The Thiago case is comparable
Will there be a contented ending at Alaba? One can at the least doubt that. The contract negotiations are positively in a useless finish – and Uli Hoeneß has made a serious contribution to this.
In all these discussions I’ve to say: The complete rumbling will get in your nerves. The Thiago case is comparable. A transfer to England has been mentioned and speculated for weeks after Bayern had offered him with a contract that was able to be signed. It is reputable to say you need to do one thing completely different. However, Thiago not too long ago stated once more that he had by no means pressured a farewell – and is at present coaching as if nothing had occurred.
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As a participant, I’ve to know what I need
I do not know what video games are being performed, however it may’t be that tough to decide. As a participant, I’ve to know: Do I need to stick with my membership and lengthen it? Do I need to depart the membership – ideally in the present day? Or do I need to fulfill my contract after which attempt one thing new once more?
It often took me 5 minutes to signal my contracts. Sometimes I did not have an advisor both. We sat down briefly within the resort foyer in the course of the coaching camp to increase a contract with Bavaria. Then all the pieces was signed.
The best sufferer is the coach
This rumbling will get on the followers’ nerves too. And the largest sufferer is coach Hansi Flick. He would not know who he can actually construct on this season or what his axle seems like. It’s not about unimportant gamers, however about very decisive ones.
For Flick, quite a bit relies on the selections made by Alaba or Thiago – for instance the query of whether or not and when he’ll get reinforcements.
Especially because the expectations for the season are enormous.
Even with out Messi, Bavaria has sufficient building websites
And that’s precisely an issue. There isn’t any larger degree than that at which FC Bayern moved within the closing section of final season and with which they gained the triple. You cannot play higher with Messi or Ronaldo both. On the opposite. Bayern did all the pieces proper by relegating efforts to switch Messi into the realm of fable early on. You have such a powerful staff. With Messi, you destroy all the pieces – the hierarchy, the pay construction. You need to watch out to not undermine all of this with a switch.
And even with out Messi, FC Bayern already has one or two building websites – and even main building websites.
BVB has unbelievable potential
That’s not the one purpose I positively see the chance that Borussia Dortmund can obtain one thing nice and develop into champions. Of course, Bavaria remains to be hungry and likewise a high favourite. But Dortmund has as soon as once more achieved wonderful purchasing, held two high stars with Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland and likewise did all the pieces proper by holding on to teach Lucien Favre. Marco Reus is match once more, which makes me so glad for him – and he could have the crystal clear aim of turning into champions with BVB.
Back on the sector: the final injured BVB captain Marco Reus. (Source: Laci Perenyi / imago photos)
In brief: Dortmund has unbelievable potential. New addition Jude Bellingham is a superb gem and never the primary. Sancho, Haaland, Giovanni Reyna – no different membership has so many abilities to supply and due to this fact such a excessive worth, additionally financially.
So Bayern and Dortmund will most likely make the championship amongst themselves – however what’s the remainder of the league doing? I’m extraordinarily curious to see how Leverkusen will deal with the departures of Kai Havertz and Kevin Volland – and Leipzig that of Timo Werner. Other huge golf equipment will definitely need to look down: With Vedad Ibisevic and Goncalo Paciencia, FC Schalke solely have two well-known newcomers, one in every of whom remains to be on the finish of his profession at 36. Cologne is at all times a candidate for relegation and the promoted Stuttgart and Bielefeld may also battle for relegation.