The coaching vortex in Munich is anything but untouched by the DFB selection. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka’s words are criticism of the football business – and of their own performance.
National team captain Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka commented very thoughtfully and critically on the huge coaching vortex at their FC Bayern.
“Of course it’s strange,” said 28-year-old Kimmich after the DFB selection’s 2-0 win against Peru about Julian Nagelsmann’s move to Thomas Tuchel in Munich. “At the end of the day, that’s how business is, little love, little heart. We have to learn to deal with it and live with the decision.” Goretzka spoke of a “shock” that it was “extreme in this business how quickly something like this can happen”.
Tuchel new Bayern coach
The German soccer record champion announced the separation from Nagelsmann (35) and the commitment of Tuchel (49) on Friday. On Saturday, a few hours before the international match in Mainz kicked off, Tuchel was presented in Munich.
“I don’t know him like that yet,” said Kimmich, who is the undisputed leading player at Bayern. A change of coach is “always disappointing because it means that we players failed, we players didn’t consistently get the performance on the pitch. We didn’t manage to achieve good results. A change of coach doesn’t happen otherwise.”
Goretzka (28) reported: “We have maintained an extremely close relationship with Julian.” He probably “saw the trainer more often than my family, when someone like that suddenly disappears out of nowhere, it’s a shock for everyone, I think.” Nevertheless, those responsible for the club must be trusted “that they are doing the best for our club”.
Goretzka did not confirm the statements made by Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic a few hours earlier at the Tuchel presentation, according to which “the constellation between coach and team” was no longer right. “I would be stupid if I were to contradict my boss now. Personally, I certainly didn’t have any rifts with Julian, but I don’t know how it was with other players,” said the midfielder.
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