Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn saw how weary his squad was coming off of two hellish seasons with condensed scheduling.
When factoring in that the European Championships were going on this summer, it frankly was a recipe for disaster in terms of player healthy and safety.
Kahn, however, looks to have all of his European internationals back later this month — except Lucas Hernandez, who suffered a torn meniscus. The CEO understands the pain of a tournament elimination, but knows his players will comeback motivated.
“First of all, the EM players have their well-deserved vacation. I’ve also suffered a few disappointments with the national team. They are absolute professionals who don’t need long to deal with disappointments. It’s part of the job, dealing with disappointments,” Kahn told the club website. “Our players have had many positive moments with FC Bayern in the past few months. The quality of a player is particularly evident when things are not going well. To go through the other side and stay stable. The motivation will continue to be very, very high We also have big plans at FC Bayern, so the players don’t have much time to think about it.”