Before the Europa League and Europa Conference League continue tonight, we’ll tell you what really happened yesterday. Here’s the breakfast news.
Are Bayern still looking for a goalkeeper?
It was one of the intrigues that accompanied us throughout the summer of transfers: Bayern’s search for a goalkeeper. After Yann Sommer left the club for Inter Milan, the Munich team brought in his replacement, Israeli national goalkeeper Daniel Peretz. The goalie search was over – or so everyone thought.
Because now Bayern is considering signing Koen Casteels from Wolfsburg. As the ‘Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung’ reports, residents of Säbener Strasse are wondering about Manuel Neuer’s future performance level after his injury. The Belgian goalkeeper of Wolves would therefore be a sort of plan B if Neuer could no longer rely on his former years of glory. Casteels could benefit from a free transfer in the summer of 2024.
In Wolfsburg, they seem prepared for the worst case scenario. In the upcoming transfer summer, Polish goalkeeper Kamil Grabara will move from FC Copenhagen to VfL for around 13.5 million euros.
Löw on his time at the DFB
Former national coach Joachim Löw looks back on his time at the DFB in a podcast. In ‘Playmaker – The EM Talk by Sebastian Hellmann and 360Media’ you can see a very self-critical Löw. According to his own statements, he left too late and should have resigned after the 2018 World Cup. « In retrospect, it would probably have been better or fair for me to say in 2018: OK, we need to mobilize new forces again, » the 63-year-old said.
Even after winning the World Cup in 2014, he felt a certain emptiness within himself: “Because I had worked so long to achieve a goal and I had achieved it. » After the World Cup title, it was difficult for him to answer what still motivated him. and how he could motivate the team. He had never had such an experience before. “It at least triggered some doubt in me. “I’ve never had this in eight years,” Löw said.
So why did he still stay until 2021? The team’s manager at the time, Oliver Bierhoff, convinced him to stay. “We actually wanted to get this ship back on track,” explained the former national coach. They would have wanted to make up for their poor performance at the 2018 World Cup. But here, as an experienced coach, he should have left his post in order to “give a new coach the opportunity to give new impetus”, summarizes Löw .
“Fortuna for All” is booming
At the end of April 2023, Fortuna Düsseldorf caused a small earthquake in the world of (Site notre bureau spécialisé). The club wants to distribute tickets for home matches to spectators free of charge. The first “free game” is not far away either. On October 21, they will play against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the local Merkur Spiel-Arena with free entry. And requests for the game are skyrocketing.
The club received around 120,000 ticket requests. After ticket quotas for away supporters, ultras and season ticket holders, there are still 86,000 ticket requests open for 21,000 free places. “We are very pleased that the process from idea to implementation went smoothly and that our first free game is generating so much interest,” said Alexander Jobst, CEO of Fortuna.
Video of the day
Who is currently the best goalkeeper in the world? For Man United coach Erik ten Hag, one person is definitely in the draw: André Onana. The 27-year-old is world class not only in terms of play, but also in terms of personality. But see for yourself.
Onana played a role in the Champions League defeat following a mistake against Galatasaray Istanbul. In Manchester, people are very familiar with goalkeeper mistakes. Former United goalkeeper David de Gea has often made a mistake or two in the past. Thanks to Onana’s commitment, these problems should actually be a thing of the past.
This still happens today
The German clubs all won on the first day and of course want to keep their clean slate today.