FC Bayern Munich legend and most capped German football player Lothar Matthäus has criticised the FC Bayern and still head coach Pep Guardiola. In his column at Bild newspaper he questioned whether the Catalan coach still has only the best interest of the club in mind, or if he’s already thinking about his next career move. Guardiola and Bayern have already announced that the coach is set to leave after the end of the current season.
Now he has found another reason to criticise the coach and the club leadership, and he seems to be right again. The club had decided not to let the Worlds Beast Goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, attend the Ballon D'Or ceremony in Zürich earlier this week. Together with the coach, the FC Bayern decided that training camp was more important at this point. While all other football stars, such as Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Modrić and others that have made it to the team of the best 11 worldwide were present at the ceremony. He is now not part of the official photo. Lothar Matthäus feels that it was irresponsible of the club leadership to miss such a great marketing opportunity for the FC Bayern.
He told Germany’s leading football weekly “kicker” that: “You cannot do that. This is a missed opportunity for German football, for Neuer and for Bayern. Whoever wants his brand to stand out worldwide, has to be present at the ceremony and not be somewhere in Munich or Ottobrunn or wherever.”