Bayern Munich benched Joao Cancelo, frustrating the Manchester City loanee. João Cancelo moved to Bayern Munich in January after a reported fallout with Pep Guardiola. However, he is now unhappy with his new coach’s decisions.
Joao Cancelo played well in his first two games, but has only featured in four of Bayern’s seven fixtures since. He was an unused substitute in the recent game against Stuttgart. He only played for 12 minutes in the previous match.
Although some argue that he can’t play every game immediately, Cancelo was a top player in the Premier League. Additionally, it is now reported that he will be benched for the upcoming Champions League game against PSG.
People argue that he can’t expect to play every game right away. But many consider the 28-year-old as one of the best players in the Premier League before his loan. To add to his frustration, the manager Julian Nagelsmann is reportedly planning to bench him for the upcoming Champions League tie against PSG.
Will Joao Cancelo feature in Champions League tie against PSG?
Florian Plettenberg from Sky Sports Germany reports that Cancelo will be benched for the second leg of the Round of 16 against PSG. Although he hasn’t said much, Cancelo is frustrated with his treatment.
Cancelo was previously one of Manchester City’s versatile and dynamic players, making him an attractive player for teams like Bayern. However, Nagelsmann now considers him as a straightforward full-back and an “awkward fit” in their current 3-5-2 system. Instead, Nagelsmann prefers Josip Stanisic, who is more defensively-minded, at right centre-back and Kingsley Coman at right wing-back.
Although Nagelsmann considers Cancelo an “awkward fit”, he made an assist in his first two games within just 17 and 14 minutes, respectively. This shows that he still has a lot to offer and would be a valuable addition to most clubs.
It is evident that there needs to be some serious effort to reconcile the differences between Cancelo and Guardiola.
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