In a report by Bild that was captured by the Münchner Merkur, it was revealed that Germany coach Joachim Löw would be returning to Munich to watch Bayern Munich face-off against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Löw’s trip to Bavaria will occur just a week after he arrived unexpectedly and unceremoniously cut Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng, and Mats Hummels from Die Mannschaft.
A few days after his (roster) makeover Joachim Löw will apparently return to Munich. The national coach does not want to miss the Champions League second leg between the record champions and Liverpool FC, as Bild reported.
Löw has been widely criticized by players and pundits alike for how he handled the move, which was just the latest debacle overseen by the DFB leadership.
The decision to return certainly puts Löw in the crosshairs of the Bayern fans and also of Uli Hoeness, who has yet to make a public statement regarding Löw’s decision to cut the three Bayern stars.
The visit to the Allianz Arena will certainly not be easy for the world champion coach. Rather, he faces a real gauntlet. With a snarling Uli Hoeness, who already prophesied a true thunder-blast in the direction of the national coach after the end of the game, even the necessary arm-length distance is probably not enough.
Depending on where Löw is seated he could be in the line of fire from both Hoeness and Müller, who will sit out the game due to a suspension for a red card against Ajax in the group stage.
The timing of Löw’s surprise visit to Säbener Strasse last week came under scrutiny again yesterday when it was revealed that Löw gave Müller the news on the same day that the 29-year-old star’s grandmother died.
Each of the affected players have since responded critically to the move and none were happy with the timing, tact, or rationale behind Löw’s decision. While the trio showed great resolve in Bayern’s 6-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg last weekend, the stakes will obviously be much higher against Liverpool on Wednesday.