At the moment, it appears that Bayern Munich won’t be buying or selling another centerback in this summer’s transfer window, leaving room for Lars Lukas Mai to potentially get a crack at the first team. Over the weekend, he helped Bayern II to their victory in the 3.Liga. His brightest moment of the match was his last minute goal line clearance that secured the win for FCB II.
Coach Sebastian Hoeneß was very pleased with the player.
In that last clearance, there was an absolute passion to defend the goal. We needed that. Lukas Mai ensured that we won the game today.
The player himself was very happy about the situation and that he directly helped the team take all three points.
With the play at the end, it was overwhelming. Me and Fruchtl practice that often in training. He goes out, a striker tries to dribble past him, and I go to the goal. It was good luck that the ball hit my shin and not the back of the net.
Mai’s ability to remain calm under pressure is what he’s often praised for. It was one of the things Jupp Heynckes first noticed about Mai, according to AZ.
Future in Bundesliga?
As with all Bayern’s youth players, the big questions is whether or not he has what it takes to play for Bayern’s first team at the highest level.
I’m happy to be at Bayern. It doesn’t matter if I’m with the pros or here (FCB II). I always try to give my all when I’m on the pitch.
The ability train with Bayern’s world class players is a big opportunity not to be missed for Mai.
It feels great to train with Niklas Sule and Robert Lewandowski. These are top class players.
His future looks bright, and it will be interesting to see how it develops. He attracted interest from some Bundesliga clubs this summer, but Bayern was determined to see the young defender stay at Allianz Arena.