Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick saw the rumblings that goalkeeper Alexander Nübel was unhappy at his lack of playing time and that the youngster might want to explore his options for a loan assignment.
The public nature of the comments by Nübel’s agent Stefan Backs left Flick a bit frustrated as the manager felt there could have been an internal discussion on the matter. Backs said the following: “This situation is unsatisfactory. You have to think about a loan in the summer when Alex no longer comes to play.”
Flick made his thoughts on that statement extremely clear.
“These are things that we discuss internally. They have no business here,” Flick said to Bild. “This is an exchange we’re going to have. Alex’s point of view is his right. Ultimately, he knew what he was getting into when he came to Bayern Munich.”
Flick clarified his stance on why Nübel has not played all that much (two appearances across all competitions).
“My job as a coach is to let the players play who are currently the best team in our opinion,” said Flick. “And that’s why it was like that. He’s had two games and he’s also had an injury. But the clear number 1 is Manuel Neuer.”