The patent for “even deeper bass” is held by Rudi Völler and his legendary angry television speech in 2003, but the season that… FC Bayern Exactly 20 years later it is actually the same: a single low point. The following Saturday, mind you, an “even deeper low” was reached, Embarrassing 2:3 after a 2:0 lead against newly promoted Heidenheim . The difference with the next champion Leverkusen is now 16 points. Sixteen!

Above all, the match had everything that this Bayern season has spoken of in disturbing chapters. It's the story of a team that comes across as unstable or unstable and, at times, surprisingly apathetic. And who cannot explain his lack of resilience and his pronounced inconstancy, especially Thomas Tuchel, the coach at his mercy. In short: the Bayern enigma is a mystery for Bayern itself.

Bayern coach Eberl: “It's not always just a coach's problem”

“This is getting completely out of hand,” even the amiable sporting director Christoph Freund complained on Saturday. Sports director Max Eberl was even more drastic: “We should all be a little ashamed of ourselves and see that we represent the Bayern crest more worthily relatively quickly.” Eberl thoughtfully continued the issues raised about Tuchel with interesting answers: “There is always only one problem with the coach. I think some things have to change.”

If Bayern were consistent and the world was flat, they could replace half the team. That will not happen. In any case, there are enough arguments for an XXL change.

13 Bayern professionals who (should) be questioned

Alphonso Davies (23 years/contract until 2025)

No development for at least two years, rather stagnation or regression. Deficits across the board, but he still demands a superstar-like salary. Real Madrid is calling, but the heretical question is: take a look Spain in fact Bundesliga? Clear sales candidate.

Min-jae Kim (27/2028)

He was only brought from Naples last summer for 50 million, previously the best defender from Italy. What can only be seen at the beginning in Bavaria. Lately he is no longer even a regular player, and in Heidenheim he conceded two goals. Willing and committed, yes. The quality issue remains.

Dayot Upamecano (25/2026)

He should become head of defense in the future and prove it at the 2022 World Cup. Francewhat I could achieve. Problem: This happens very rarely and instead there are too many abandonments, especially in important matches. Already in his third season at Bayern there were no cases.

Joshua Kimmich (29/2025)

From his natural domain, the center of the field, in clubs like DFBteam expelled. Improved as a right back, but not beyond doubt. Kimmich's future is one of the cardinal issues of the summer, also with regard to the hierarchy.

Noussair Mazraoui (26/2026)

He represents some of the oversupply on the right side due to the transfer of Kimmich, who actually has good approaches and good feet, but is inconsistent, injury-prone and, honestly, never developed into a true Bayern player.

Bouna Sarr (32/2024)

A cult professional with a difference: former coach Hasan Salihamidzic gave him a four-year contract, for a total of only 33 appearances, and he has been sidelined since December with a torn cruciate ligament. The question is clear: he will leave FC Bayern at the end of this season.

Sacha Boey (23/2028)

Winter transfer for 30 million, two appearances, a torn muscle fiber, a torn muscle bundle. He has to prove his suitability for Bayern, which shouldn't be any easier in the new season. Especially since Josip Stanisic returns from his loan, another right back.

Konrad Laimer (26/2027)

Universally usable, surprisingly (ironically) regularly at right back and always at least solid there. In the defensive midfield, like the previous week against Dortmund and now in Heidenheim, but without impulses or accents. Is this enough for Bavaria?

León Goretzka (29/2026)

Julian Nagelsmann practically left him out of the selection. Brief intermediate peak in March at Bayern, before and after strong, often disappointing fluctuations. Very rarely taken to the privileged position of him as an eight box to box. And now? Everything is conceivable.

Serge Gnabry (28/2026)

In it crown-Years of central and spectacular dimensions. Poor form, injuries and a new multi-million dollar contract followed. Logo. Virtually no influence for a year and a half, at least compared to the past. Difficult general constellation.

Leroy Sané (28/2025)

Fabulous first third of the season, one of the best of the fall Europe. Then somehow he went off track again, his last target being in October. Currently he is often attacked, seems dissatisfied and dissatisfied. Perhaps the most complicated of many Bavarian riddles.

Kingsley Coman (27/2027)

This season it has once again mutated into an unpredictable element. Torn MCL in spring, only five goals and three assists in 25 appearances, clearly not enough for his abilities and needs. Is the move to world class, not just sporadically, yet to come?

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (35/2024)

As a backup striker or top wildcard for years with loyal service. An upward trend in the first half of the 2022/23 season, which was later rewarded with a big contract. Now at the top, especially physically. Three goals in 30 games, they will most likely part ways in the summer.

It seems completely open what will happen with the winter purchases of Bryan Zaragoza (22), who until now has been an extra-sports factor. Eric Dier (30), signed at the same time, has established himself relatively well, something that very few expected. Thomas Müller (34), who played his 700th official match for FC Bayern in Heidenheim, and captain Manuel Neuer (38) have a contract until 2025, the year of the Champions League final in Munich. It is quite possible that the radical treatment of this equipment will be carried out in two stages.

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