We’re back on the trail of the three Bayern Munich players on on loan to start the 2018-19 Bundesliga season. Marco Friedl and Timothy Tillman are playing this season with Bundesliga clubs Werder Bremen and Nürnberg, while Adrian Fein is in the 2.Bundesliga with Jahn Regensburg.
Marco Friedl - Werder Bremen
Marco Friedl once again made the bench for Bremen this week, but did not see any game time in their 1-1 draw with SC Freiburg. He has now made only two Bundesliga appearances for Bremen this season. After a positive ending to the last campaign which saw him start 7 of Bremen’s last 10 Bundesliga games, it’s certainly disappointing to see Friedl struggle for minutes with the club this season.
It wasn’t all bad for Friedl this week, though. He was part of an Austria squad which managed to qualify for the U-21 Euro in 2019 (where they’ll be in a group with Germany, Denmark, and Serbia), though he didn’t see the field in either of their two games during the last international break.
Timothy Tillman - 1. FC Nürnberg
A bad week for Tillman. He wasn’t included in Nürnberg’s Bundesliga squad (not a surprise), and was sent off with a second yellow card after 54 minutes in a 3-1 loss for Nürnberg’s 2nd team in the Regionalliga. This loan spell has been a disaster, and it’s fair to wonder if he wouldn’t be better off returning to Bayern, finishing the season with the 2nd team, and then looking for another loan move this summer.
Adrian Fein - SSV Jahn Regensburg
Fein once again started for Regensburg this week against FC St. Pauli, a game which ended in a 1-1 draw. He was subbed off after 60 minutes, but Fein has been a permanent fixture in the side since he arrived at the end of the transfer window. This weeks start marked his 6th in a row, and if he can keep the momentum going, this has the chance to be a highly successful loan spell for all parties involved.