Admittedly, I was one of the people lamenting the signing of Bouna Sarr because I wanted to see Chris Richards get an opportunity to gain more experience on the field with the first team.
Bayern Munich, however, seems not to want Richards’ focus to stray too much from his long-term goal of being one of the team’s primary center-backs. The versatile American can aptly play both right-back and center-back, but the arrival of Sarr means that the 20-year-old will focus primarily on honing his skills as a central defender.
Chris Richards is planned as a centre back in the future. That's why Bouna Sarr was signed as right-back cover [@Plettigoal]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 11, 2020
Not shockingly...I am still not overly thrilled with the Sarr signing. I still feel as if this was a bit of a panic move. Nothing against Sarr: he is a fine player in his own right and will be able to serve as back-up plan to Benjamin Pavard, but I still would have rather seen Richards get those minutes in the short-term.
If a long-term need arises for a right-back (because of a serious injury to Pavard), I’d rather have seen Joshua Kimmich drop back and either Corentin Tolisso or Marc Roca slide into the central midfield. As always, getting the best 11 players on the field is a priority.
With the reports of Juventus tossing its fedora in the ring for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, the Italians will be disappointed to learn that the Austrian allegedly prefers a move to Spain if he leaves Bavaria:
Still dealing with Bayern Munich extension talks, Austrian international left-back David Alaba (28), currently on a deal with CL defending champions until June 2021, is growing into more and more of a main target for Juventus, ahead of next year. German giants powerhouse is still tracked by both Manchester giants and PSG, while he made clear more than once that, if leaving, he’d rather join either FC Barcelona or Real Madrid.
With the plans for Richards to focus more on center-back and the presence of Niklas Sule, Lucas Hernandez, Tanguy Nianzou, and Bright Akwo Arrey-Mbi, could the Bavarians really let Alaba and Jerome Boateng walk? Oh, and Lars Lukas Mai is still technically a Bayern Munich prospect as he is out on loan with SV Darmstadt 98 or 17-year-old Jamie Lawrence, who is putting in solid efforts with Bayern Munich II.
That, my friends, is some organizational depth.
Lucas Hernández against Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/aRCJdQvGPB— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 11, 2020
On the flip-side, it was nice to see a team trade punches with France and not come out a loser.
I wanted to say goodbye to my youth club and its fans. I was always proud to wear the @BVB jersey. I wish everyone in the club a successful season.— Mario Götze (@MarioGoetze) October 11, 2020
Now I am looking forward to the new chapter at @PSV. I hope we will have a great season and maximum success pic.twitter.com/rOVblKGLAu
If you were craving some Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels hijinks, you are in luck!
Back again!!! #ThoMats challenge is coming soon. ✌️— Thomas Müller (@esmuellert_) October 11, 2020
Ready for the new funny battle against @matshummels? #thomats #challenge #matshunmels #thomasmüller #goprocameraman #thomatsisback #esmuellert pic.twitter.com/fpKSxuGgO4
I can’t see this guy’s face, but his body language tells the story:
The new neighbor just threw her drunk boyfriend out.— Auntie. (@auntiefixesit) October 11, 2020
When I say “threw him out” what I mean is; she physically removed him from her home by chucking his body over the balcony railing. pic.twitter.com/fla9ndU2Ha
Drunk boyfriend has reportedly joined reddit and is ranting into the void on Twitter.
Sporting Kansas City center-forward Erik Hurtado had a bit of a worldie against Nashville.