Bayern Munich – Hertha BSC: Familiar Issues Haunt Bayern In Bundesliga Season Opener (2-2)
Different year, same Bayern Munich, but not in a positive way. Kovač’s men open the Bundesliga gates with a disappointing draw against Hertha BSC that recalled exactly the issues that undermined their previous season. Early days pose Bayern with the same questions over and over again, with Kovač so far failing to find the answers.
Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi.
The end of an era for Bayern Munich has well and truly arrived., The club's values slowly shift to adapt to the demands of the current transfer market. Over the years, Bayern have made a name for themselves with smart spending, and by harvesting the best crop of Bundesliga players to proclaim their dominance, not only on the field but over the entire German system. Both of these crucial elements have not played out that well over the past transfer windows and this is starting to influence the dominant shape that the German champions can bolster.
In recent years, inflation and the outburst of the Premier League market has indirectly stunned Bayern's control over the league's talent pool. This has become evident in the struggles at retaining some of the most exciting talents, and the consequential effects of this phenomenon can be noticed through the lens of league and Champions League performances.
In the past years, the Bavarians have therefore been in search for stability to return to the top of the food chain amongst Europe’s elite.
The summer of 2019, in this sense, should have paved the way for a more resolute approach to transfer activities. Although the early premises seemed to suggest so, dealings slowly but surely turned sour at the heart of negotiations . . .