Bayern celebrates Bundesliga title but left wishing for more
Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lifts the trophy besides his teammates on the balcony of the town hall at Marienplatz square celebrating the 31th Bundesliga title at the German Bundesliga in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 15, 2022. Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lifts the trophy besides his teammates on the balcony of the town hall at Marienplatz square celebrating the 31th Bundesliga title at the German Bundesliga in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 15, 2022. BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich’s league title celebrations were tainted by a sense of underachievement this year. Speculation about the future of Robert Lewandowski is also adding to a sense of unease at the club, and Bayern fans called for the Poland forward to stay during the celebrations at Munich town hall on Marienplatz on Sunday. The novelty of winning Germany’s championship is wearing thin after a record-extending 10 consecutive Bundesliga titles. “We played a good season but not a very good season,” honorary Bayern president and longtime powerbroker Uli Hoeneß said.
Even the minimum target was underwhelming with many associated with the club previously wishing for a greater challenge . Lewandowski, who has finished as the Bundesliga’s leading scorer for the last five seasons in a row, is pushing for a move to Barcelona. “We just have to see how it all develops,” Kahn said. If any club were to make a sizeable offer for the 33-year-old player, Bayern would be forced to reconsider. “From what I hear and it’s also my opinion, you don’t give him away,” Hoeneß said. Liverpool striker Sadio Mané and Stuttgart forward Saša Kalajdžić have been touted as possible replacements.
Kimmich said he had “mixed feelings” as his teammates celebrated on the town hall balcony. Bayern was surprised by a late goal from Spanish team Villarreal in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, while it was knocked out in the second round of the German Cup with a 5-0 loss at Borussia Mönchengladbach. “We have to learn and understand that it’s not enough when we don’t give 100%. Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann, however, was clearly happy to celebrate with the fans from the balcony for the first time. “As a small child I often stood below and always hoped to be standing up here sometime.
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