Board member Uli Hoeneß of Bayern Munich recently talked with RTL in an interview that was record by @iMiaSanMia. In it, he restated the team’s frequently stated goal, which has had inconsistent outcomes.
According to Hoeneß, “FC Bayern will have to make sure that they don’t just buy expensive players, but also give young players a chance.”
After all, Bayern’s strategy to combat the current market’s escalation of transfer costs was always to rely on young players. With players like Alphonso Davies, Jamal Musiala, and Mathys Tel, Bayern has had some incredible success in that area. Nevertheless, Ryan Gravenberch will be the first to tell you that Bayern’s success record in this area is far from flawless.
Hoeneß continued by heaping admiration on the young man who had recently become integrated, Frans Krätzig.
“If we didn’t have these personnel issues, Frans Krätzig—who I have no doubt will eventually establish himself as a regular starter for FC Bayern—would probably never have had a career at Bayern. The younger men won’t have an opportunity if you just ever get costly players, he said.
It’s amazing how much can be said in only two phrases.
Uli Hoeneß ‘s say
Regarding the possibilities that may be afforded to young players with such a limited team, Hoeneß is absolutely correct. Naturally, Krätzig also benefited from personnel issues during his time at Bayern II. He was having trouble breaking through as a regular starter until January. When the club was completely short-handed at left-back, so he had to step in, establish himself as a reliable starter, and never looked back. He is now using the first team’s personnel issues to his advantage to ram himself into the coach’s plans.
However, it could be challenging for Bayern to ever be able to regularly produce young prodigies if opportunities for kids are restrict due to Bayern’s poor squad planning. And Hoeneß keeps putting pressure on young players like he did with Krätzig here.
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