One of the few issues that has arisen for Bayern Munich this season is the slow integration of Marcel Sabitzer into the squad.
Sabitzer has not been able to find his bearings in Bavaria, but former Bayern Munich player turned pundit Didi Hamann is not surprised. Despite Sabitzer’s talent, Hamann has never really seen how he would fit in with Bayern Munich.
“I said when they signed him that I wouldn’t have bought him. I don’t know what his favored position is, he isn’t a holding midfielder because he’s too ill-disciplined and a hot head. If you want someone in that defensive role, they need to be solid and show a calmness in the middle of the pitch,” Hamann said in an exclusive interview with FreeSuperTips as made available to Bavarian Football Works. “As an offensive player or in the number eight role, I don’t think he scores enough goals.”
Hamann also noted that the reduced role was inevitably going to have an effect on Sabitzer, who left a starting position with RB Leipzig for a bench role with Bayern Munich.
“He was a regular for Leipzig for the past four or five years and he’s come to Bayern as a squad player,” Hamann said. “He’s fourth in the pecking order as it stands because I believe Tolisso is a better footballer than him. I wonder why he was brought in and I don’t believe he’ll come good in the end.”
Sabitzer missed Saturday’s game against SC Freiburg due to a sickness. No doubt, the Austrian will be looking to prove himself when the international break ends.