In the aftermath of Bayern Munich’s thrilling 5-2 comeback victory over Mainz 05, manager Hansi Flick was questioned about the team’s summer transfers and why they cannot seem to break into the lineup.
The group of new players does not seem to be making strides in Munich, but Flick is not worried about any of them as of yet.
“The newcomers are getting their assignments,” Flick said to Sky Sports after the game (as captured by Tz). “Marc Roca was injured, Buona Sarr was (injured) until recently. With Douglas Costa, we knew he needed training. Choupo just has the problem that he has two players in front of him, Thomas Müller and Lewy (Robert Lewandowski), who don’t need many breaks. But he’s doing a good job.”
We already covered the latest on Leroy Sané’s status on the squad, but Roca has been the hot topic among many Bayern Munich fans as he came to Bavaria with a lot of accolades. Even in cases where it looked like Flick would need to use Roca, the manager opted to drop players Müller and Jamal Musiala into deeper roles.
Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Bouna Sarr, meanwhile, have not been impactful in their limited appearances. As for Costa, it already seems like he is ready to roll out of Germany once again.
It was also anticipated that Tiago Dantas might get the call into action yesterday, but Flick’s prized summer transfer did not get to make his debut in the craziness that was the second half of the game.