The Bayern Munich reserves have enjoyed a fantastic campaign this season under manager Holger Seitz and are showing plenty of promise in terms producing large crops of talents that could ultimately break through to the first team.
They came from behind to beat Wacker Burghausen after going down 1-0 inside the first 15 minutes. Bayern responded well to going down early and completed their comeback with goals from Franck Evina (22’) and Nicolas Feldhahn (44’) before the halftime whistle blew. Both players have experience playing with the first team and are natural leaders among the reserve squad. Feldhahan has proudly worn the captain’s armband all season.
The win was Bayern’s 11th of the season, as its overall record improved to 11 wins, 3 draws, and 1 lone loss which came in the from of a 3-2 defeat at the hands of 1860 Rosenheim back in September.
After a slow start, Holger Seitz praised the way his side continued to fight after going 1-0 down on a rainy night at the Grünwalder Stadium in Munich, especially with the amount of injuries to the squad that forced a number of tactical changes (via FCBayern.com):
Of course we are very happy about the victory! The boys have cut everything out and worked hard for the three points. It was the expected difficult game against a strong Burghausen team. In the game, with ball it was certainly not our best performance, but given the staffing situation, you just have to give the boys a compliment!
Niko Kovac and the rest of his first team staff will certainly be keeping a watchful eye on the reserve team considering how sharp they’ve looked for the majority of the season. With injuries, suspensions, and illnesses all coming through the first team at what seems like a constant rate at the moment, Kovac could very well call upon some of the reserves to fill spots if need be as Bayern compete across three fronts. Case in point Wooyeong Jeong, Meritan Shabani and Paul Will have all made the trip with the first team for the DFB-Pokal clash against SV Rodinghausen.