Before the start of the season, it was clear that “Klinsmann will not work”
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Mark van Bommel led FC Bayern to two championships as captain. The season under Jurgen Klinsmann was used. The Dutchman surprisingly frankly speaks in the football podcast “Frazenmauer” about the time that was under Klinsmann.
MArk van Bommel played for Bayern Munich from 2006 to 2011. The Dutchman led the Munich team as captain for two championships. As an “aggressive leader,” the 43-year-old set the pace on and off the field. He was anything on the lawn. During his career, he received 13 dismissals.
In the Frazenmauer football podcast, he described in detail his time at Bayern Munich and his numerous red cards: “I most wanted to hide after the red cards.” Van Bommel also spoke openly about the 2008/09 season under coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who was released from Bayern until the end of the season. Jupp Heynckes saved the season as a firefighter with four wins, one draw and a Champions League qualification.
“We did not have a good agreement, and the team needed a real coach who would dictate what should happen, what is happening and what can happen. And it wasn’t with Klinsmann, and we actually lost the season, “van Bommel said in a” phrase mower. “
When did it become clear that Klinsmann would not work? Van Bommel: “At the end of training!” Question: So even before the start of the season it was clear that Klinsmann would not work? Short and clear answer: “Yes!”
Van Bommel said that Bavarian bosses Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoenes had a similar assessment: “It was not a good season, and in retrospect it was probably the wrong decision to hire Klinsmann. I also believe that Uli and Kalle have the same thought it wasn’t good. Sometimes you have a team that needs to be managed very well … “
“It simply came to our notice then. That’s why it was so hard. “
Then Van Bommel tried to help his coach Klinsmann. “I was with the coach in the locker room and said, ‘If we keep playing like this, it’s just luck and a chance if we win the games.’ not so smoothly: “But if you know what to do – the basis, what you always do, it’s agreements, principles – if you follow them, you can still win. But we had no principles. We had no idea That’s why it was so hard, that’s why we won two or three games, and then we lost two again, so out of nowhere, so if it worked, it was good, and if it didn’t work out, we had to be lucky or lucky to win. and I also told the coach. I said, “Coach, we need to have a plan. We are in shape, but we also need to have a plan! “
And what did Klinsmann say then? “He said, ‘Yes, Mark, we have to be fit and then we can beat anyone.’ It will come again later, tactical … “
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