Yann Sommer had an eventful start to life at Bayern Munich. Thrown in the fire right away against RB Leipzig on Saturday, and now a home debut against a roaring 1. FC Köln side that blasted seven past Werder Bremen at the weekend. To make matters worse, the visitors bundled in a goal from a corner not four minutes into the contest!
“We didn’t play a good first half and made many mistakes,” Sommer reflected after the 1-1 draw (via @iMiaSanMia). “We brought a lot more power onto the pitch in the second half. The goal was great. Unfortunately, it was a bit too late. If we equalized earlier, we could’ve won the game.”
Sommer is already playing — and celebrating the team’s successes — like he’s been here forever, even though he was a very, very late addition in the winter transfer window. Sharp saves, active communication and confident distribution...all were on display yet again against Köln. Bayern’s rumored criteria of a German-speaking replacement for Manuel Neuer to facilitate his acclimation? Apparently very important!
Now it’s just a win and a clean sheet missing from his Bavarian introduction.
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