Bayern ‘pulled together’ to end winless run after bosses’ fury

Lynette Rowe
October 22, 2018

The champions went into the match having failed to win any of their previous four games in all competitions, and lying seventh in the table.

The left-back only played four more games for Bayern after that and was subsequently sold to Thomas Tuchel's side in August.

Bayern are now sat sixth in the Bundesliga table, four points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Markus Babbel fears for Niko Kovac's future at struggling Bayern Munich because of the internal pressure from bosses Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, while the former defender strongly questioned the attitude and desire of the squad.

It ended the Poland striker's goalless run of five games for club and country.

"Not everything is as grim as it is presented and I also said after our good start this season that not everything was rosy", Kovac, in his first season at Bayern, said. "But in the end, we are a new team, there are a lot of new guys, a lot of young guys, a new coach, but we are very satisfied so far".

Kovac only arrived from Eintracht Frankfurt in the off-season as a replacement for Jupp Heynckes but his position has already come into question ahead of Bayern's trip to Wolfsburg on Saturday.

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Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac was hoping the worldwide break would revitalize his players after four games without a win. "Even when they pulled a goal back we did not falter".

There were nervous looks in the Bayern ranks on 57 minutes when Robben was dismissed after a foul on midfielder Elvis Rexhbecaj.

"I really haven't read anything and I'm fine with that, I do not know what has been written, I'm assuming it's all been good", said Kovac with a smile.

What was even more freakish is how the press conference ended, with club president, Hoeness, publicly lambasting Juan Bernat in a press conference entirely dedicated to criticising the media's portrayals of players.

With half-time approaching, Robben earned his first booking for a dive in the area before Lewandowski struck again just after the break.

"Importantly, it (Robben's dismissal) didn't shake us". He received the plaudits from the Bayern travelling army when taken off on 83 minutes for Sanches.

Bayern Munich's stars (from left) Manuel Neuer, Thiago Alcantara, Javier Martinez, Mats Hummels, Niklas Suele, Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich celebrate in front of their travelling fans after their 3-1 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday.

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