For Alvaro Odriozola, things are sluggish at Bayern. The 24-year-old is still waving his Bundesliga debut for his new club - thanks to two defense colleagues.
- Alvaro Odriozola has not played a minute for Bayern in the Bundesliga.
- Odriozola was allowed seven minutes in the DFB Cup against TSG Hoffenheim.
- Boateng and Pavard are banned against Paderborn - is the Spaniard now debuting in the league?
Update of February 16, 2019: Bayern's new signing Alvaro Odriozola is still waiting for his first appearance in the Bundesliga after his seven-minute debut for Bayern in the DFB Cup. The 24-year-old has so far been unable to focus, but will most likely be on the pitch against Paderborn - due to the lack of alternatives for Flick.
Odriozola before Bundesliga debut: thanks to Boateng and Pavard is the starting eleven waving?
In the 4-1 win of FC Bayern in Cologne on Sunday afternoon, both Jerome Boateng and Benjamin Pavar d each picked up the fifth yellow card, putting their coach in need. Next Friday, “only” SC Paderborn, the bottom of the table, will be visiting the record champions, but Flick nonetheless needs a functioning back team.
In addition to the cured Lucas Hernandez, David Alaba and Alphonso Davies will probably form the Munich defensive line with Odriozola, Joshua Kimmich's use on the defensive is rather unlikely. For the Basque, borrowed from Real Madrid , it would be the first real test in the FCB shirt.
With the yellow card suspension from #Boateng and #Pavard, #Odriozola and Lucas #Hernandez could make their debut in the chain of 4 against #SCP ... #FCBayern- emaytsh (@emaytsh) February 16, 2020
Odriozola bench press only: It doesn't get easier after the Perisic foul
First report: Somehow it fitted into the picture. Alvaro Odriozola , the new personification of right-back hope at Bayern Munich , injured Ivan Perisic in a duel in training so badly that the Croatian will be out for weeks. Of all people, Odriozola, who was supposed to reduce the shortage of staff in the Munich squad, has now involuntarily exacerbated it. Not only is Perisic missing from FCB, the Spanish loan from Real Madrid has so far not been a real reinforcement for Hansi Flick .
In all three games of the second half of the season, Odriozola remained only the unwelcome audience role. He will probably keep the same in the DFB Cup game against TSG Hoffenheim . According to information from Sport1 , the starting eleven for the right-back is "currently far away". The reasons for this are devastating.
Most likely, #Odriozola will not be in the starting XI today either. He is said to have technical and tactical deficits. The starting eleven is far away for him at the moment. Also because #Pavard is always making it better. A RV is being sought for the new season. @ SPORT1 #FCBTSG- Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) February 5, 2020
Bayern Munich: Alvaro Odriozola no help - the bank threatens again against Hoffenheim
After Odriozola could not prevail at Real Madrid, the move to FC Bayern * should also increase his chances of participating in the European Championship in the summer. But he is currently far from that. Even with the Munich team, the full-back does not play a role, he is said to have technical and tactical deficits, reports Sport1 . Curious, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic had praised the Spaniard a few weeks ago for his "good technique".
If these rumors are correct, Flick * should indeed bet on others at the DFB Cup round of 16 against TSG Hoffenheim (here in the live ticker). Benjamin Pavard, for example. The French world champion is getting better and better on the right side after initial difficulties and even prepared the first goal with a wonderful cross in the 3-1 Bayern * win against FSV Mainz 05 . The increase in performance was certainly noticed by those responsible in Munich. That makes it all the more difficult for Odriozola.
Bayern Munich: Alvaro Odriozola already a flop? Against Hoffenheim outside
The club will continue to look for a new right-back in the coming summer, Sport1 continues. Odriozola would probably be a candidate, even if the FCB has no purchase option. However, if Odriozola is not playing, he cannot recommend himself. And if you can't recommend yourself, you won't be bought. The calculation is simple. Perisic's injury, as unfortunate as it was, fits the picture.
Odriozola is not the only loan in the Bavarian dress that is currently chasing the music on Säbener Straße. Philippe Coutinho is not one of the first guards under Flick * either. The Bayern coach has other problems anyway before the duel with TSG Hoffenheim, as Flick comes back to the old flame *. And the old flame has a lot planned for the duel with the German industry leader. Trainer Alfred Schreuder can draw on almost the entire Hoffenheim squad * - Flick can currently only dream of that. Alphonso Davies has blossomed into a permanent fixture at Bayern - his girlfriend almost ended up at Munich, too, because she not only looks good, but can also kick well.
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