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Gloomy prospects for Bavaria's Hummels

In the view of Mats Hummels put all the longing, which can apply a footballer . Unhurried, he was changed to the half of the half of the field along the family, the eyes were attentive to the Events, just before the last steps, he lowered the view. Then he turned around again, raised his head, looked up to the penalty area, the whole body seemed to bend under the nervous longing, he looked like a wild cat, lurking for days in vain for loot. Hummels turned around again, his body relaxed. He sat on the bench and watched as Sandro Wagner came on as a substitute, not he.

The longing, the Hummels felt on Saturday afternoon, was that of a footballer, has experience, as a team. A team that works currently quite well without Hummels, 29 years old, 70 games, the world champion of 2014, two years as captain in Dortmund. And so several of the truths about joined in Hummels' views on why FC Bayern is strong again.

The team. on Saturday, of course, that's not why 3:0 (2:0) against the 1 FC Nürnberg won because Hummels has not played. You would have also won the Central defender Hummels, wherein the truths about the regained strength of the that of the FC Bavaria itself would have won without any inner defence against this alarmingly harmless opponent. That Hummels has not played, however, was the fact that coach Niko Kovac sharpens straight profile. After he had received two weeks ago from President Uli Hoeness is still a more-or-less lined Ultimatum for the next game in the Champions League against Lisbon, he is now strengthened in the last group game on Wednesday in Amsterdam.

the truth of The resurgent FC Bayern

Against Nürnberg played for the first time under Kovac in the starting lineup from the last game (so without Hummels), the end of the Rotation, the most striking truth of it was, why FC Bayern is back in a strong way. "I see that the team has more and more structures, they internalized more and more sequences," said Kovac. Managed to him, this about-turn, he has proved to be a master of the simple things that he has chickened out on gimmicks back in the last season of the returned veteran Jupp Heynckes took the Team had stabilized.

Video: New all-round impact of Hoeness The Bayern President was in the Wake of mad. Video: Tamedia/AFP

Since 5:1 against Lisbon, the team plays in a 4-2-3-1, the Formation, so, in the under Heynckes in 2013, the Champions League had won. Davor Kovac had set stubborn on a 4-3-3, which gave the wing forwards have the sole responsibility for the Offensive. Due to the double six in front of the defense, the Duo of Joshua Kimmich/Leon Goretzka, has the Team in the game more options. The outside defenders can support the winger is better, because they are secured by the double-six. Thomas Müller as a lateral thinker in front of it also relieves the striker, Robert Lewandowski. "I have more space and not have to hold my own against two or three players in the penalty area. We are flexible, creative, and harder to calculate," said Lewandowski.

At his gate he benefited, however, from a collective derangement in the Nuremberg Defensive (9.) as well as a crossbar on the rebound after a shot from Goretzka; the attacker had to push the Ball into the goal (27.). The third goal started the Club-goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow a poor pass to Serge Gnabry – a nimble combination of Franck Ribery (56.).

A conversion is as a key

The king's personnel of the changeover, however, Kimmich. After the 3:3 against Düsseldorf, which gave Kovac the Ultimatum, had criticized the coach, internally, that the right-back had his orders; he did this by delivering Kimmich into the midfield, he gave him more responsibility. This assumes Kimmich thanks to his ball security and his flair for the runs of the other players with ease. Against Nuremberg, he had the most ball contacts (130), 94 percent of his passes arrived, one of which led to 1:0. The man in front of the defense was also Heynckes is the most important, in 2013 and in the last season, this was Javier Martínez (sitting currently on the bench).

The team has now found, is one that the researcher plays - the but, old Heynckes-wisdom, also has a hierarchy. Most recently, Jérôme Boateng rocked, especially with a regular place warranty provided, he was against Nuremberg, one of the Best. Kovac omitted now in addition to change due to exchange during the game much to the System. Against Nuremberg, he exchanged twice position faithfully; Thiago (came for Goretzka) and Kingsley Coman (for Ribery) are probably the players that will be able to hope most likely to make a permanent return to the starting line-up. (At the third exchange, Wagner for Gnabry, it was decided the game already.)

And Hummels? The delivery after the final whistle, every player clapped. He knows that he sees himself as a leadership figure, it is now used only once as a servant of the mood. How successful he can exercise this role, also will depend on the resilience of the returned strength of the FC Bayern. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 11.12.2018, 16:34 PM

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