Bayern Munich gamers have been slammed for jetting off to Ibiza shortly after being overwhelmed 3-1 within the Bundesliga by mid-table aspect Mainz, with membership legend Lothar Matthaus hitting out on the ‘unacceptable’ journey.
Bayern have already gained the Bundesliga title and should have already been on their holidays mentally even earlier than heading to the Balaeriac island as Julian Nagelsmann’s aspect had been humbled after Jonathan Burkardt, Moussa Niakhate and Leandro Barriero all bought on the scoresheet, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a primary half equaliser.
With two extra video games remaining of the home season, Nagelsmann allowed his gamers Sunday and Monday off, and the squad determined to fly to Ibiza till they’re subsequent required again for coaching on Tuesday.
Bayern Munich gamers have been criticised for heading Ibiza simply hours after shedding to Mainz
The German aspect travelled to the vacation spot after Julian Nagelsmann gave them two days off
Solely 4 gamers had been absent from the journey overseas – Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, Dayot Upamecano and Bouna Sarr, in line with Bild.
Matthaus was amongst these criticising the gamers’ quick vacation, saying it was ‘unacceptable’, claiming he would take ‘harder measures’ if he had been the coach.
‘It’s completely unacceptable, particularly after a match like this, he informed Sky in Germany. ‘If that they had gained yesterday, I’d say: “keep in Ibiza for 3 days”.
‘If I had been Nagelsmann, I’d take harder measures: relaxation days after such a match [should be] cancelled.’
Former Fulham boss Felix Magath – who coached Bayern for 3 years between 2004 and 2007 – agreed with Mattheus, accusing the squad of taking their eye off the ball and saying he would ‘positively not enable one thing like that’.
Membership legend Lothar Matthaus known as the journey ‘unacceptable’ so quickly after a giant defeat
Matthaus stated he would have taken a lot ‘stronger measures’ if he had been the Bayern coach
‘I don’t know the way a workforce can say: “For us the season doesn’t go to the top, we end three weeks beforehand”,’ he stated. ‘That doesn’t serve the Bundesliga or the competitors.
‘I simply learn that [Ibiza trip]. What can I say? English groups have been doing this for a very long time, however I don’t know [after] outcomes like that.
‘I’d positively not enable one thing like that, one thing like that might not come to my thoughts. Lets see the way it goes on. A championship celebration is comprehensible as soon as, however not for 3 weeks.’
Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidizic has defended the participant’s journey to Ibiza, stressing it was a ‘team-building measure’ and including that it may function an ‘necessary’ second to assist the workforce bounce again from the defeat to Mainz.
‘Final week the gamers knowledgeable us that they wish to spend the 2 days off coaching within the group in Ibiza,’ he stated. ‘We accepted this as a team-building measure.
Membership chief Hasan Salihamidizic defended the journey and stated it was a workforce bonding train
Bayern have already gained the Bundesliga title however have been accused of getting complacent
‘Our workforce had set itself even greater targets this season and has been very busy with itself and its future path since being eradicated from the Champions League. We discover that optimistic. As a participant, I discovered how power can develop from defeat. Such joint motion by the workforce might be an necessary foundation right here.’
The Bavarian aspect have cruised to the Bundesliga crown – reaching 75 factors after 32 video games – 12 factors away from closest rivals Dortmund after clinching their triumph with three video games to spare.
Bayern defender Josh Kimmich early admitted after their humbling by Mainz that a number of the gamers had change into too complacent after successful the title.
‘We grew to become champions of Germany final week. Nevertheless, this has occurred to us too typically this season,’ he conceded. ‘We’ve got to investigate that very clearly in order that it doesn’t occur once more within the subsequent two video games and particularly within the subsequent season.’