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Bayern Munich has impressed Lothar Matthaus and all other critics with their performances

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Bayern Munich finished as Bundesliga Champions last season without any major hurdles. The Bavarians were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the Quarter Finals by Villarreal. The Die Roten hope to improve their performance in the European competition and repeat the domestic success.

However, the loss of Robert Lewandowski was considered to be a big bump in Bayern Munich’s aspirations. The Polish international has scored more than 45 goals in each of the last three seasons. It is difficult to emulate similar goalscoring exploits.

Despite signing Sadio Mane from Liverpool this summer, critics believe Bayern Munich will find it difficult without their talisman. However, to everyone’s surprise, Bayern Munich have started the season really well. The Bavarians have won the DFL Super Cup against RB Leipzig and scored 6 goals against Eintracht Frankfurt in their opening Bundesliga fixture.

Bayern Munich players have stepped up in Lewandowski’s absence

Lothar Matthaus has expressed his pleasure over the performances of Bayern Munich in recent weeks. The German legend believes that the squad is looking more complete as a team after the transfers. The former world cup winning captain said:

“It almost gives the impression that Munich are even better without Lewandowski. In fact, there is more joy in playing. The system was tailored to Lewandowski, and it was also very successful, after all it’s not a handicap if a player scores 50 goals.”

The former Ballon D’or winner further said:

“However, every player now can show themselves and breathe a little. You can tell that everyone plays a little more freely and has more freedom. In addition, people don’t stick to their positions as much and you have a lot of flexibility on offense.”

However, often the concern for managers in such cases is complacency. The Bavarians often soften down after the 60-minute mark in games. Lothar Matthaus believes that Bayern Munich should be not overestimated in such a scenario. He said:

“It’s completely normal that a team doesn’t go full throttle with such scores, but also saves a little strength for the coming weeks and months. But I’m sure that this team can also show the performance over the entire duration of the game if it has to.”

Bayern fans will hope that the current form can continue deep into the season. They will want the club to retain the Bundesliga title and reclaim the UEFA Champions League from Real Madrid!!

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