Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic knows that facing public criticism over every move he makes is just part of the job.
There does come a point, however, when those critics can take things a bit too far — like directing comments or even vitriol at family members. To Salihamidzic, that is crossing the line.
“Criticism is good, I can deal with it. Things got difficult when my family got involved. That was the point where it wasn’t okay,” Salihamidzic told Sport1-Doppelpass (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “I don’t like to talk about myself so much. I’m always open to criticism. Anyone who knows me can talk to me about anything, if it’s under a certain level. We have done well at FC Bayern in recent years. We had good transfers, but also not so good ones.”
Salihamidzic knows that constant criticism — and the pressure to perform — is just a day in the life at Säbener Straße.
“Everyone comes to FC Bayern and knows what they’re getting into. This is where the best players play, with whom you want to win titles together,” said Salihamidzic. “We are also demanding that from our players. (Joshua) Kimmich sits in my office almost every day and says: ‘I want to win.’”