Status: 18/09/2023, 18:12 p.m.
By: Marcel Schwenk
Nick Salihamidzic, son of former Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihmaidzic, talks about how he is treated in his podcast.
Munich – Nick Salihamidzic is not doing particularly well in terms of sport at the moment. The 20-year-old has not yet been in the matchday squad for FC Bayern Munich's second team this season, having spent the second half of the season with Italian second-division side Cosenza Calcio. However, it was not used there.
|Born:||8 February 2003 (age 20 years) in Munich|
|Clubs:||FC Bayern Munich II, Vancouver Whitecaps 2 (loan), Cosenza Calcio (loan)|
|Contract with FC Bayern Munich until:||June 2025|
FC Bayern: Nick Salihamidzic complains about how he treats himself in his own podcast
Off the field, the right-back is now trying his hand at podcast hosting, with the first episode of "Off the Pitch" coming out on Monday evening (18 September). There he talks about his experiences in the professional field together with Adhurim Kadrijaj, who plays for TSV Moosach at Grafing in the Landesliga Bayern. Salihamidzic has already posted the first excerpts on X (formerly Twitter) and gives an insight into his perception of the public portrayal of his person.
"If you were good, it was like, 'Look how awesome, he's like his dad.' And if you were bad, it was like, 'He's just playing because of his dad.' And that was just so unfair, because I could never be me. Even now, I can never be me because I'll always be behind it," said the defender.
Is under contract with FC Bayern until 2025: Nick Salihamidzic. © Sven Leifer/imago
FC Bayern: Nick Salihamidzic reports on talks with agent
Furthermore, he also reports on conversations with his advisor. "Then you sit down and say, 'What are the options? Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Qatar, Dubai.' Actually, everything you don't want to do because you want to make a breakthrough in Europe. That's just the big dream, to stay here," Salihamidzic said. It is not clear whether the conversation took place around the recently ended transfer period.
In addition, the Munich homegrown is also upset about unprofessional behavior within the industry, presumably involving negotiations with representatives of a club: "I've never experienced such an unprofessional situation in football, where I thought to myself: 'How disrespectful that you invite us, we sit down to have my father fly in from Ibiza and he paid for the flight himself and then you put us there and you cancel.' You can't do that."
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Salihamidzic is currently under contract with FC Bayern II and his contract runs until 2025. A few months ago, he drew attention to himself with a post in which he allowed himself a tip against Manchester City under ex-FCB coach Pep Guardiola after the Champions League final. (masc)