10 Nov Robert Lewandowski informs Bayern Munich’s’allowed’ young players to demonstrate leadership
The striker believes that present culture has observed younger players become reserved and that the Bavarians are enduring because
Star striker Robert Lewandowski considers Bayern Munich are afflicted by a scarcity of on-field direction.
The German champions parted ways with head trainer Niko Kovac in the beginning of the week and lie fifth in the Bundesliga moving to a key’Der Klassiker’ date with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Hansi Flick was put in charge on an interim basis however, the dugout isn’t the only location where Bayern are needing defined leaders.
Lewandowski features a below-par streak of performances into the over-reliance on himself and Manuel Neuer to supply outspoken advice on the pitch, insisting they are”insufficient”.
Experienced figures Rafinha, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Mats Hummels, today of Dortmund, all left the club during the close season, making a vacuum of power not full of more young replacements.
“There ought to be a leader in every region of this team, on every lineup: goalkeeper, defender, one at the midfield, one in assault,” Lewandowski informed Suddeutsche Zeitung.
“That would be ideal. It can not be on one participant to direct, that is too much, that is impossible.
“What we are sometimes missing are controls.
“The players are obviously somewhat reserved, or else they have a issue with the terminology. However, I understand two or three weeks in a state are sufficient to have the ability to supply orders. You need to anticipate that.”
Lewandowski, 31, supposes the reserved nature of the younger players from the group is the end result of a changing society.
“players now are somewhat frightened to speak, or perhaps do not have that desire,” he explained.
“It is a creation that composes a whole lot of text messages, communicates a lot on that the world wide web, makes fewer telephone calls. It is just a different civilization.
“Before you’d 20 players in the dressing area, everybody said something, frequently loud, and the following day it was fine again to speak.”
However, the centre-forward’s anxieties concerning the next generation aren’t completely shared with team-partner Javi Martinez, that believes one prospective captain has emerged.
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The flexible Spaniard is adamant Germany global Joshua Kimmich, an ever-present member of the starting XI, will establish a powerful long-term successor to captain Neuer.
“He is a player that fits perfectly with Bayern,” Martinez wrote in a column for sport magazine Socrates. “He is internalised all of the values of this club from a young age. It seems as though he has made 1000 matches to the club.
“That is why I am convinced he will play for many, many years and one day direct the team.”