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Daily Schmankerl: Harry Kane details reason he might not want Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier at Bayern Munich; Uli Hoeneß gives Thomas Tuchel a passing grade so far; FC Barcelona eyeing Leroy Sané; Jonathan Tah to Newcastle United?; + MORE!

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Kane says Dier is no fun on long flights (The Boot Room)

Uh-oh! There could be a BIG reason why Bayern Munich star Harry Kane might why his former teammate at Tottenham Hotspur, Eric Dier, might not be a fit in Bavaria — Dier is no fun on long flights:

Speaking to the American broadcaster ESPN, Kane was asked which of his teammates would he least like to spend a long-haul flight next to, and he says that Eric Dier isn’t a good person to travel with, claiming that he’d usually sleep through these long journeys and not really talk.

Kane says that Dier doesn’t make great company for these journeys, and he’s apologized to his former Spurs teammate for making these comments.

Kane spoke about spending time with Dier on one of these long-haul flights.

“Which teammate would you not like to sit next to on a long haul flight?” Kane was asked.

“I’m going to put Eric Dier in there, he just sleeps anywhere, no conversation from him, he’d probably sleep the whole 12 hours or however long the flight is, so, sorry Eric, I need more from you,” Kane said.

Given Dier’s history, we were a little worried that Kane might link Dier to have some issues like the ones that felled that fateful flight from Atlanta to Barcelona. Thankfully, Kane just thinks Dier sleeps too much on long flights.

Barca in race for Sané? (Football365)

Liverpool FC and Manchester City are already in the race for Bayern Munich star Leroy Sané and now FC Barcelona seems ready to throw its hat in the ring:

Barcelona are said to be ‘on alert’ as Leroy Sané is yet to commit his future to Bayern Munich, presumably eyeing the kind of late-contract, lucrative move that saw him leave Manchester City for Bayern Munich.

Sané has so far refused to discuss a new contract with Bayern, meaning that they may be forced to sell next summer.

It still feels like Sané is set to re-up with Bayern Munich, but the coming months will likely tell the tale of what Sané’s mindset might be heading into deciding what is next for his career.

Aussie coach praises Irankunda move (AFP via @iMiaSanMia)

Australia coach Graham Arnold thinks Nestory Irankunda made a great move in deciding to transfer to Bayern Munich.

“He’s going to a fantastic club in Bayern Munich that really want to help and develop kids along the way. Nestory has great qualities, but at the same time it’s a pathway where he needs to believe in himself, he needs to work extremely hard, both on and off the field,” Arnold said.

Bavarian Podcast Works: Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 3, Episode 19 (Bavarian Football Works)

Ahead of the EURO 2024 competition, yet another international break is upon us.

Bayern Munich players are spread out globally to represent their respective national teams, but that does not mean that there is not a lot to talk about with both the Rekordmeister and the boys representing Germany:

  • Registering a formal take on the hotly-contested Harry Kane vs. Robert Lewandowski debate.
  • The curious story leaked by Bild that indicates Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann will not be using Joshua Kimmich as a right-back.
  • What to expect from Germany’s upcoming games and what are some realistic expectations.
  • Looking at Bayern Munich’s upcoming slate of games.
  • The latest news on Alphonso Davies and his potential transfer — as Real Madrid, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain all circle.

Tel happy to see the fruits of his labor (@iMiaSanMia)

Bayern Munich youngster Mathis Tel is not exactly surprised by the success that he has had this season, but he is encourage to see that his hard work is paying off.

“I wouldn’t say it’s surprising because I work hard every day to get good stats and to be able to contribute as much as possible to the team. I would rather say it’s encouraging for the future. It shows that I know how to do things and that we must continue on this path.”

Tah to NUFC? (The Sun via

Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah is getting interest from Newcastle United:

The Magpies are also keen on a January swoop for Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah.

After tête-à-tête with Tuchel, Hoeneß (Sky via @iMiaSanMia)

Earlier this season Bayern Munich club legend Uli Hoeneß and head coach Thomas Tuchel were battling, but now Hoeneß is all good with Tuchel.

“After initial difficulties, the coach in particular did a great job. To be so high up with a small squad shows the quality of the coach,” Hoeneß remarked.

Bavarian Podcast Works — Flagship Show: Season 6, Episode 19 (Bavarian Football Works)

Yes, we are a Bayern Munich podcast, but after the latest humiliation we simply have to focus on Germany this week. Losing 3-2 to a Turkish B-team is a new low, and we’re only three games into the Julian Nagelsmann era. Where was the free flowing football? The attacking concept? The tactical philosophy? It seems like the coach has fallen into the experimentation trap he experienced at Bayern Munich, where he didn’t know when to stop tinkering.

In this episode, INNN and Samrin discuss the following:

  • What was Julian Nagelsmann thinking with THAT lineup? Kai Havertz at left-back, really?
  • Everything that went wrong for Germany, from offense to defense, the midfield, and individual performances.
  • Why do coaches keep making the same mistakes when taking over the at the DFB?
  • The curious case of İlkay Gündoğan and the major issue with Joshua Kimmich.
  • The problem with Germany that no one seems to talk about — a culture of mediocrity and assumptions.
  • Where does Nagelsmann go from here?
  • What will happen at the Euros?
  • A token amount of Bayern Munich discussion — what is going on with Alphonso Davies? Will he go to Real Madrid?
  • Why losing Davies would be devastating to Bayern in the long term.

ICYMI: Gavi out for the season with major knee injury (@FabrizioRomano)

In what was a tough break for FC Barcelona, Gavi suffered a massive knee injury while on duty with Spain:

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