So 2022 is over and it’s time for a retrospective. Bayern Munich had a very mediocre 2022 which saw a dearth of success domestically and internationally. While the club won a 10th consecutive Bundesliga title, an early exit in the Champions League and poor showing by Bayern players at the World Cup mean that 2022 leaves a very bad taste in the mouth. However, if thing go right, 2023 could be a LOT better.
In this episode, Tom and INNN talk about the following:
- Recapping how 2022 went for Bayern Munich, especially the many (many) lows.
- How injuries, illness, and outgoing transfers hurt Bayern last year.
- How, paradoxically, Bayern’s upcoming Champions League opponents (PSG) ended up having a great 2022.
- Was 2022 worse than 2012? No, but it still feels bad.
- Moving onto 2023 — do we feel optimistic about what’s coming?
- Here it starts. A looooooooooong list of reasons why Bayern will have a much better 2023 compared to 2022. If you listened to the whole thing, then can you name every single one?
- How the uncertainty around Manuel Neuer’s future makes it hard for the club to sign a proper replacement for this season.
- Closing off our first podcast of our calendar year on an optimistic note.
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