Niko Kovac

Uli Hoeness confident Bayern Munich will have strong team next season

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has said that Bayern Munich will have a strong team when the new season begins in August. The Bavarian giants were far from their best during the course of the 2018/2019 campaign but they nonetheless ended the season with a League and Cup double under manager Niko Kovac.

In an interview with Bild, Hoeness revealed that the club will come stronger for the forthcoming season with quality additions during the summer, he said: “I have to admit, it gets on my nerves that you can only define yourself through new signings. We’ve just won two titles and we should all be celebrating for the moment. I can assure you that there will be a good team on the pitch on the 15th of August.”

Niko Kovac pleased after winning Bundesliga crown with Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has expressed his pleasure after guiding the team to a seventh successive Bundesliga title. The Bavarian giants had a tough contest with Borussia Dortmund through the season and ultimately, it came to the final gameweek where a comfortable victory over Eintracht Frankfurt sealed the league title.

Speaking to Bundesliga.com, Kovac said: "I'd like to thank my team and our fans, we've achieved great things. We were nine points adrift in autumn, so warm congratulations to my lads. I'm completely happy but also exhausted, and I hope we can build on it next week. We knew SGE needed every point, and we also knew Dortmund were in front at half-time. We were glad when we restored the lead, and then, in light of Frankfurt's exhausting season, it was clear we'd get space, and we used it very well."

Arjen Robben admits he may not play for Bayern Munich again

Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has acknowledged that he may never play for Bayern Munich again with a calf injury likely to sideline him for the rest of the season. The veteran has been with the Bavarian giants for the past decade, but it appears that he may not make a final bow before his contract expires in the summer.

Speaking to reporters, the 35-year-old said that he is unsure over a suitable return date from the latest injury and admitted that he may not get a fitting farewell with the Bundesliga holders, he told: “I have my concerns, and I am not sure if I can play for Bayern again this season. It is frustrating to not know what the problem is.”

David Alaba suggests he could leave Bayern Munich in the future

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has acknowledged that he could pursue a fresh challenge away from the Bundesliga outfit in the future with Spain and England being suitable destinations for him. The Austria international has spent his entire career with the Bavarian giants and has racked nearly 350 appearances for the club across all competitions.

Speaking to SportBild, Alaba said that he is currently comfortable at the Munich giants where he has been the undisputed choice on the left side of the defence. However, he added that he does not see himself spending the rest of his career with the German champions, he told: “I can imagine trying something else, but I really feel very comfortable at Bayern. Every year there are new challenges and new objectives and the pressure will always be there. I’m happy in Munich. But of course, I can imagine seeing something else [in the future].”

Niko Kovac insists Bundesliga has become much stronger this season

Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac has said that the German top-flight has become much stronger this term which has contributed to the Bavarian giants’ struggles to reach the top. The Munich heavyweights have won the Bundesliga crown in each of the previous six seasons but they face a tricky task of replicating the feat with Borussia Dortmund holding a six-point advantage over them at the summit.

Speaking to Bayern’s official website, Kovac admitted that Bayern had made a slow start to the current campaign but they have managed to find form right before the winter break with five successive league wins. He added that their challenge has also been hampered by the better competition between the teams with Dortmund suffering just the one defeat to date.

Bayern Munich manager disappointed with Freiburg draw

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has said that the team need to improve on the decision-making after squandering the opportunity to secure another victory. Serge Gnabry’s 80th-minute strike appeared to have earned Bayern the three points against Freiburg last weekend but they were pegged back nine minutes later after a poor bit of judgement at the back allowed Lucas Holer to grab the equaliser.

With the stalemate, the reigning champions find themselves four points behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund and Kovac was certainly not pleased with the result after failing to shut up shop towards the end of the game, he told the club’s official website: “We got off to a good start, we were very flexible, moved well and let the ball do the work. We tried to attack down the wings, but it was difficult because they doubled up on us.

Uli Hoeness Stands by Niko Kovac after Difficult Run

Niko Kovac is more than capable of ending the alarming dip in form experienced by Bayern Munich, according to club president Uli Hoeness. Bayern Munich made a strong start to life under Kovac with multiple wins under their belt, but the team now happens to be without a win in the last four matches. The biggest worry for Bayern will be the heavy 3-0 loss suffered at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach, who have not experienced such a success against Bayern Munich in recent memory. Now, the team will have to try and recover from this disastrous run after the international break.

Bayern Munich have all to do immediately after the international break since they are away from home in four consecutive games across different competitions.Kovac has received the backing from Bayern Munich for the time being, asHoeness claims that the manager will be supported irrespective of the outcome in the next few weeks.Kovac came to Bayern Munich only in the summer and he has been seen as the future of the club after taking over from interim manager Jupp Heynckes. After having made a positive start to the campaign,Kovac has been struggling big-time in recent matches and the manner of the defeats has raised questions about the club.

Niko Kovac hints at Robert Lewandowski stay

Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac has said that he is looking forward to looking alongside Robert Lewandowski next season. The Poland international has been heavily tipped for a Bayern Munich exit after recruiting PiniZahavi as his new representative but Kovac does not seem concerned by the ongoing speculation.

In a report covered by The Bild, Kovac revealed that he had a private phone chat with the Pole to discuss his plans for the upcoming campaign, he said: “I was on the phone with Lewandowski and told him my opinion. I’m looking forward to working with him. He’s a world-class striker who has achieved a lot at this club [and] in the future will continue to perform that way.”