Many chances, but no goals, no luck and mistakes in the defence: For Niko Kovac, the crisis at FC Bayern Munich can be traced to a few points. That’s why the coach of the German record champion doesn’t want to change too much for the upcoming games.
He has had many good coaches, noted Kovac, from whom he learned: “If things don’t go well, don’t turn everything upside down. Then that’s actionism, that doesn’t bring success. Stay true to your line. You will not experience actionism with me!“
Before the match on Saturday at the VfL Wolfsburg (15.30/Sky), Kovac referred several times on Friday to the alleged basic problem of his team: She did not score the goal. In the victorious first seven duty plays its team played out just as many chances as in the following four plays without victory, which it can prove on the basis statistics, only: The ball does not go where we would like it to have, i.e. into the goal. That’s why, he stressed, “we’re not going to turn everything around to the left now, we need that little bit of luck.“
Niko Kovac Honours
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Bundesliga Runner-up: 1996–97, 1998–99
- Bayern Munich
- Intercontinental Cup: 2001
- Bundesliga: 2002–03
- DFB-Pokal: 2002–03
- Red Bull Salzburg
- Austrian Bundesliga: 2006–07; Runner-Up: 2007–08
- Eintracht Frankfurt
- DFB-Pokal: 2017–18
- Bayern Munich
- DFL-Supercup: 2018
A surprisingly good-humoured Kovac made it clear that he would also maintain the rotation that was allegedly criticised within the team. “You have to slowly put a point behind the rotation. Everyone who plays football at this level knows: It’s simply not possible to play football every third day for four, five or six weeks in a row. That is not possible. That just doesn’t work. If someone wants to tell me something else, he has no idea about football.” Bluefox Casino players will certainly feel bright and bushy tailed when you play on this entertaining casino.
Sometimes, Kovac continued, “football can’t be explained so easily. Sometimes, like in the first seven games, the ball just goes into the goal, then again, like in the past four games, just not. “It’s not all as black as it’s being painted now,” the coach said, “nor was it all so rosy in the first seven games.”
In concrete terms, Kovac was at least as far as defensive mistakes were concerned: FC Bayern had to be back on the pitch as a unit when it came to defensive behaviour.
The target for Saturday is clear, Kovac said: “We have to try to knock over the buck. We have to try to make the most of the opportunities“.