Update: 7:00PM EST
It was previously reported that Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich did not fly to Ibiza with the team for the squad’s vacation celebration, but now we know the full list of players who headed back to Munich instead of going to Ibiza.
Marcel Sabitzer and Niklas Süle opted to forgo the trip, while Thomas Müller, Kingsley Coman, Dayot Upamecano, and Bouna Sarr also did not attend, as they were home in Munich anyway because they did not travel with the team per Bild.
According to a report from Bild, there might have been a reason that Bayern Munich was a little distracted during its listless 3-1 loss to Mainz 05 on Saturday.
The Bavarians planned a getaway to Ibiza and most of the team left directly after the match to celebrate winning the league title last weekend against Borussia Dortmund. Per the report, only four players opted out of the Ibiza trip, including Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich.
This normally might not even incite much of a reaction from fans and the media because manager Julian Nagelsmann had already given the squad two days off. Some folks, however, are very unhappy — especially after both Nagelsmann and Joshua Kimmich were critical of the team’s lackluster effort on Saturday.
There will likely be two lines of thought from fans regarding this trip:
- Who cares? It’s a long season and the boys deserve a break.
- Have some pride after getting shellacked, you can vacation after the season.
There will probably not be much of a reaction in between those two sentiments, but we added a couple anyway for the poll below.
Does it matter to you?
Should Bayern Munich players have left for a quick vacation after the Mainz loss?
This poll is closed
Yes - Who cares? They had two days off anyway.
No - They just got walloped and can vacation after the season.
It doesn’t bother me, it is just bad optics.
As the bartender said in Pulp Fiction, "My name’s Paul and that’s between y’all."