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Ex-FCB star Badstuber denies Matthijs de Ligt the boss role: "I don't see that"


Matthijs de Ligt receives plaudits after Champions League win over PSG. Nevertheless, Holger Badstuber criticized the defender and the defense of FC Bayern.

Matthijs de Ligt receives plaudits after Champions League win over PSG.

Nevertheless, Holger Badstuber criticized the defender and the defense of FC Bayern.

Munich – After the 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern's defense in particular was praised over the green clover.

In the first and second leg, the record champions kept the zero against the French star ensemble.

Holger Badstuber, once placed in the center of defence, does not want to join in the praise and instead criticized the performance fluctuations of the FCB defence.

Holger Badstuber

Born: March 13, 1989 in Memmingen

Internationals: 31 for Germany (1 goal)

Competitive games for FC Bayern: 177 (2 goals, 11 assists)

End of career: September 2022

FC Bayern: Holger Badstuber complains about the inconsistency of the FCB defense

"You can defend, but not constantly," said the 33-year-old in an interview with



When asked about the 22 goals conceded after 23 games, Badstuber added: "In view of the expenditure that has been made in this area in recent years, I think that's too much."

In recent years, Hasan Salihamidžić had to stabilize the defense with mega deals from Lucas Hernández (80 million euros) and Dayot Upamecano (42 million euros) – with moderate success.

That's another reason why Matthijs de Ligt, the next world star for central defense, came at the beginning of the new season for a whopping 67 million euros.


Matthjis de Ligt and Dayot Upamecano are currently the central defender duo at FC Bayern.

Holger Badstuber criticizes the lack of consistency.

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Badstuber criticizes FC Bayern star Matthijs de Ligt: "Too unstable all season"

After his brilliant performance (


rating: 1) against PSG, the Dutchman received a lot of praise, especially with his rescue operation on the line, de Ligt was enthusiastic.

"He did a great job saving this action, but it's only one scene in 95 minutes.

It's hard for me to call him the new defensive boss, it's been too unstable all season for that," Badstuber commented on the tackle that prevented Paris from taking the lead.

According to de Ligt Badstuber's statements, his own claim has so far only been met moderately.

"He says he wants to be the boss, but I don't see that.

At 23, he no longer has to make it into professional football," said the six-time Bundesliga champion.

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Badstuber does not see the defense as the sole reason for the goals conceded in the current season.

“Even in the Bundesliga, every player has to be 100 percent ready for it.

It's just a mental thing how serious the games are," said the ex-national player.

At Bayern, one or the other should react with surprise to the criticism.

In the Bundesliga, Bayern have by far the best defense in the league.

Meanwhile, in the Champions League, FC Bayern had a clean sheet in seven out of eight games.


List of rubrics: © Imago/Jan Huebner/Sven Simon

Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2023-03-11

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