Thomas Müller watched most of Saturday’s home match against SC Freiburg from the bench. Head coach Niko Kovac opted to sit Müller today in favor of James Rodriguez in the attacking midfield and Arjen Robben on the right wing, while Serge Gnabry covered the left. The offense began well, threatening Freiburg repeatedly in the opening minutes of the game, and then fell flat for over an hour.
At last, in the 70th minute, Kovac decided to bring Müller on for James to breathe some life into Bayern’s frustrated offense. Lisa Müller, apparently watching from the VIP stands, the Ehrentribüne, shared a photograph of Müller receiving instructions from Kovac accompanied by some biting commentary on Instagram. It was captured by ESPN FC’s Stefan Buczko and others before the post was deleted:
Lisa Müller obviously felt that Kovac had waited far too long to bring her husband into the game. The slightly disparaging way she refers to Kovac (“der”) suggests that this is far from the first time that she has found fault with the coach.