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Incoming CEO Oliver Kahn talks over Bayern Munich’s defensive struggles, fatigue, and transfers after victory

It is no secret that Bayern Munich has struggled on defense, but Oliver Kahn is not ready to throw in the towel on those players.

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Bayern Munich incoming CEO Oliver Kahn acknowledged that Bayern Munich has had its share of defensive struggles this season. Kahn, however, is not about to blame three or four players for the squad’s defensive issues.

“We’ve had serious problems since the beginning of the season, not just with the back four,” Kahn said (per Tz). “We’re not playing the pressing the way we did the previous season. That then leads to goals conceded again. It’s a phrase, but the basis for everything is a stable defense that starts at the very beginning.”

As for potential transfers, Kahn does not think the club will bringing in any reinforcements.

“We are absolutely convinced of our squad and will not deal with any transfers,” said Kahn. “Overall, we have to behave better tactically so that we can play to zero more often. As a result, we can play more successfully again. Hansi Flick is also working on that with the team.”

Kahn also thinks the team needs to be cognizant of staying fresh physically and mentally.

“You have to keep an eye on the past, the team won everything,” said Kahn. “There have been many personal honors, as a player you tend to take it easy. But football is a daily business. We, as an association, must and always want to achieve the best possible.”

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