Before the derby in Augsburg, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic (44) commented on the Corona absences at the record champions and on difficult talks with Niklas Süle.
The topic of Corona is omnipresent in Munich. With Süle and Josip Stanisic, two players are currently out due to a positive COVID-19 result Joshua Kimmich had to go into quarantine again after renewed contact with an infected person. Unsurprisingly, Salihamidzic was also expected to comment on the matter on Friday evening before the derby in Augsburg.
“There’s always something that comes up “, said the Bayern sporting director about Corona’s absence on DAZN and added: “We have to get along with the situation and make the best of it.” Salihamidzic was asked whether a rethink was currently taking place at the record champions. The former FCB professional waved it off and clarified: “The fact is that there is no obligation to vaccinate. The club’s stance and my personal one is that we should all get vaccinated because it’s the only way out of the pandemic. I did it yes. “
We will do it the way they decide.
But the people of Munich would also “accept other opinions”. Soon, however, a discussion could be unnecessary, Bavaria’s Minister President Markus Söder brought the 2G regulation for professional athletes into the discussion. “We will do it the way they decide”, Salihamidzic countered: “We all have to accept the laws. “
Talks with Süle “not easy “
Sporting issues still exist, though. The word in the trade is that Süle is being aggressively offered on the market, including at Newcastle United. Salihamidzic grinned and said he didn’t want to comment on it, but then admitted: “He has an expiring contract, the talks are not easy.” The people in charge have no choice but to “ do our job as best we can” in this personnel matter as well.
His demands as well as his tendency to leave Munich speak against Süle staying. The now 26-year-old centre-back had moved to Bayern from TSG Hoffenheim in 2017.