Douglas Costa could possibly leave Bayern again, Robert Lewandowski talks about Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. All the news about FCB today.
Thanks to a narrow 2-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen, FC Bayern Munich returned to the top of the table in the last Bundesliga game of the year.
Meanwhile, the personnel planning for the German record champions continues. While Joshua Zirkzee is apparently aiming to say goodbye in winter, Douglas Costa’s engagement could come to an end in the summer after his loan, according to his advisor.
Also: David Alaba is Austria’s Footballer of the Year and Robert Lewandowski talks about Ronaldo-Messi comparisons.
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Congratulations! 👏 @David_Alaba was named Footballer of the Year in his home country Austria. 💪🇦🇹
– FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayern) December 22, 2020
FC Bayern Munich: David Alaba voted Austria’s Footballer of the Year
David Alaba from FC Bayern Munich has been voted Austria’s Footballer of the Year. The 28-year-old central defender prevailed with 33 points ahead of RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer (17) and his future team-mate Dominik Szoboszlai (13).
Were entitled to vote in the from the Austrian news agency WHAT carried out the election of the twelve Bundesliga coaches.
For Alaba it was the first title since 2016 and the seventh overall, no player in history won the award more often than him. Alaba became the successor to Erling Haaland, who moved from Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund last winter.
“I am very grateful for this award,” said Alaba, who won the triple with FC Bayern last season and the German and UEFA Supercup this season. “It was a very successful and good season for me personally. But I also know that we have many other good Austrian footballers who are top performers in their clubs. So it makes me particularly proud that I can be at the top.”
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FC Bayern Munich: Douglas Costa’s adviser is saying goodbye
Douglas Costa’s agent Giovanni Branchini expects a left-footed change in summer 2021. “Unfortunately Douglas doesn’t get a lot of playing time in Munich. That’s why I don’t believe that Bayern will sign him,” said Branchini TMW Radio. However, the Italian also said: “The season is still long and everyone knows that in sport sometimes only a week is enough for a trend reversal.”
FC Bayern loaned Costa a season from Juventus Turin shortly before the end of the transfer window in early October. So far, the 30-year-old professional from Brazil has hardly been used under coach Hansi Flick, with 538 minutes of play across all competitions he is clearly the number four winger behind Serge Gnabry (1293 minutes), Kingsley Coman (1021) and Leroy Sane (805).
In any case, Costa (one goal / one assist this season) has “the qualities” to assert himself. His problem in recent years: “He was often injured. That certainly made it difficult for him to bring consistency to his performances.” At Juventus, the former Brazilian international has a contract until June 30, 2022.
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FC Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski on Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, role models and a failed move to Manchester United
Star striker Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern Munich does not see himself on the same level as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo this year, despite winning the world footballer election this year. The Pole revealed in an interview with France Football.
“Messi and Ronaldo have been sitting at the same table for a long time, at the top. That’s what makes them incomparable,” said the 32-year-old: “I can’t imagine myself next to them in this regard.”
Nevertheless, the goalscorer of the German record champions sees himself on the right path. “If you look at the numbers for this year and last, I’m pretty good in terms of my performance and goals scored.” If he couldn’t sit at a table with the two superstars, “I’ll invite you to eat at mine,” added Lewandowski with a smile.
Even if he does not mention himself in the same breath as Messi and Ronaldo, Lewandowski can look back on a more than impressive past season: 55 goals and ten assists in 47 competitive games, plus the triple with the Munich team and the right-footer continued seamlessly this season and after 18 games it already has 20 hits.
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FC Bayern Munich: Joshua Zirkzee in contact with 1. FC Cologne
According to information from Goal and SPOX Joshua Zirkzee is planning to leave Munich in January. Also Sky reports that the young Dutch striker, who is barely able to play with Bayern professionals, could leave the club in a timely manner to gain match practice.
1. FC Köln is therefore considered to be the hottest contender for a loan deal lasting at least six months and is in close contact with the player. The billy billy goats have been looking for a replacement for the attacker Jhon Cordoba, who was transferred to Hertha BSC in the summer, for months.
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