Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic from FC Bayern Munich does not expect any major transfers after the World Cup in Qatar.
“I’m not the biggest fan of transfers in January because I usually complete the planning for a season in the summer. But of course we will follow the World Cup very closely,” said the 45-year-old in the members’ magazine “51”. “I don’t believe in big transfers – above all I hope that our many players get through the tournament healthy and injury-free.”
In the summer, the Munich team upgraded for around 140 million euros. As a stage, world championships often bring with them larger movements on the transfer market.
This year, the World Cup is taking place at an unusual time, from November 20th to December 18th. Bayern Munich continue on January 20 with an away game against RB Leipzig.
Bayern five points behind Union
The focus of the German record champions is currently on the Bundesliga game against Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. The Munich ensemble coached by Julian Nagelsmann, in fifth place in the table and five points behind leaders Union Berlin, needs a threesome again after four players without a win.
“The most important thing is to have a good foundation on which everything is stable and nothing wobbles when there is a headwind. You have to be able to withstand headwinds at Bayern,” said Salihamidzic on the basic requirements for putting together a stable team.
He pointed out the important role of the coach. “Each of these top professionals always wants to play. Balancing everything in such a way that everyone is happy but there is still healthy competition is a big challenge. We want to inspire the fans with attractive football – and we have to win on It’s the end,” he said.
“And it’s completely normal for 20 ambitious players to have three or four who don’t get a chance and could therefore be dissatisfied. It’s very important, especially for the coach, to moderate this properly, because in the spring everyone has to be in be in top form.”