clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich players wary of Fortuna Dusseldorf; Thorgan Hazard reportedly headed to Borussia Dortmund; and MORE!

New, comments

There is no room for a letdown by the Bavarians.

Getty Images

Kimmich and Muller are wary of Dusseldorf (Bild)

Bayern Munich might feel pretty good about itself after bashing Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, but a least a couple of players are wary of the squad’s next opponent Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Joshua Kimmich thinks the team needs to find a way to avoid a letdown after such a big victory.

The season has shown that these games are much more difficult for us. We had a lot of problems, we had a lot of problems. These are games where you have to be one hundred percent motivated from your head.

Meanwhile, Thomas Muller knows that Dusseldorf has made tremendous strides over the course of the season.

(Dusseldorf) have their tactics in place, and that has worked quite well over the last few weeks, which I’ve been observing. Accordingly, we already know that we won’t get the three points on the silver platter.

Report: Hazard to Dortmund is getting close (kicker)

Borussia Dortmund might have gotten trounced on Saturday in Der Klassiker, but there is no rest for the weary on the transfer market. BVB is allegedly close to securing Borussia Monchengladbach star Thorgan Hazard, who had been linked to Bayern at various times.

Sport Director Max Eberl has repeatedly stated that by Easter, the direction of Thorgan Hazard’s personnel should at least be clear. According to kicker information, the decision has been made. The Belgian national player wants to leave Borussia Mönchengladbach at the end of the season. He is drawn to Borussia Dortmund.

Hazard potentially teaming with Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho, and Mario Gotze among others should present a very dangerous attacking front for Dortmund if this move goes through.

Boateng’s relationship with Bayern could be deteriorating (Münchner Merkur)

We haven’t really covered anything regarding Bayern center back Jerome Boateng’s somehow controversial party on Saturday night after Der Klassiker. While it may not seem like a big deal to most of us, it could have ruffled some feathers internally in the front office.

Marcel Reif spoke to Sport1’s “Doppelpass” (as captured by the Münchner Merkur) and does not think things are all that peachy between Boateng and Bayern right now:

For the internal relationship this is not a good proof of performance. I think that the relationship between Jerome Boateng and FC Bayern is at a low level.

PSG man makes wondrous blunder (@PED7)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting made the worst play of the current season bar none. It is hard to even fathom what he was thinking or how this happened.

Looking to catch-up on the Bundesliga action from the weekend? I’ve got you covered (The Barrel)

For a capsule-style recap of the Bundesliga’s weekend fixtures, just click here.