Thomas Muller is one of Bayern Munich’s team leaders and was certainly more than happy to put to rest any thoughts that’s Franck Ribery’s expletive-laden outburst would become a distraction for the squad.
In a report by AZ, Muller addressed the situation head-on and let there be no doubt that the team is behind the veteran Frenchman.
Of course those are always subjects that introduce a bit of unrest. But more so for our sporting director, our club managers or the PR department. For us as a team, it’s not really relevant. We know that Franck is an absolute team player. And when he feels attacked, it’s already happened fairly often in the past that he goes all out to defend himself. Maybe with means that then seem exaggerated to others. He naturally sees it differently then, because he feels it differently.
Consider this the final chapter of the “saga.”
Surely in a different way than I am banged up this morning, Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez is still nursing an injury and is not in the squad for today’s match against Sevilla.
Lucas is still out of Atleti squad with injury. pic.twitter.com/w2qZvx6Emy— Bayern & Die Mannschaft (@eMiaSanMia) January 6, 2019
Former United States, Manchester United, and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard didn’t let any first half struggles affect his judgement of Manuel Neuer. Former Reading, West Ham, Newcastle United, Portsmouth, and FC Dallas keeper Shaka Hislop, however, went with Neuer’s German teammate and FC Barcelona man Marc-André ter Stegen when discussing the world’s top men between the sticks.
Howard made 12 appearances for the Colorado Rapids in MLS last season.
This came completely out of left field.
BREAKING: Bayern player uses social media without providing guidance on how to interact with your grandmother (@Javi8martinez)
I kid, I kid. This pic is great, though, of Muller, Rafinha, and Javi Martinez.
Speaking of nice pics from Doha, the effort that Mats Hummels makes to interact with fans is superb.
To no one’s surprise, Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus was named German Football of the Year.
There is ZERO truth to the rumor that this player is BFW’s own Tommy Adams.