May 14th, 2013
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski is unlikely to join Premier league giants Manchester United in the summer according to his agent, much to the chagrin of fans who wanted to buy autographed man utd merchandise with his name on it.
This news almost confirms the fact that the 24-year-old Polish international is heading to Bayern Munich. This will result in the departure of German international Mario Gomez, who has found first-team opportunities limited at the club this season.
Gomez has been one of the first-team regulars at Bayern Munich since his £ 27 million move from Stuttgart a few years ago, but he recently lost his place to summer signing Mandžukić.
After being injured in the early part of the season, Gomez have found it hard to force his way back into the first-team due to the impressive form of the 26-year-old. Mandžukić has managed to score 15 goals in just 22 matches for Bayern Munich this season, while Gomez has made just 18 appearances. He has scored 10 goals in these matches. Even though Guardiola is going to arrive in the summer, Gomez thinks that his situation is not going to improve. As a result, the 27-year-old is willing to look at other options with several clubs like Chelsea interested in securing his signature.
His departure will almost be confirmed if Lewandowski arrives at the club. Bayern have been the favourites for his signature for quite a while.
“I can tell you only one thing – Robert is interested in the future coming to the Premier League. The Premier League is very interesting for Robert. How long is the future, I cannot say to you. I think this summer is not the future,” said Lewandowski’s agent in a recent interview to the Guardian. Juventus are also interested in signing Lewandowski, who is out of contract at the end of next season. He is valued at around £ 25 million right now.
March 15th, 2013
The Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has helped his team to 17 points clear at the top of the table with his goal against Hoffenheim. Bayern Munich were coming into the weekend’s match against Hoffenheim on the back of a spectacular run of form, which has seen them lose only once this season.
The team has also conceded just eight goals in 24 league matches. This has allowed them to open a massive advantage at the top of the table over second placed Borussia Dortmund. They are on course to lift the Bundesliga title a few months before the end of the campaign itself. Read the rest of this entry »
February 22nd, 2013
The Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has been regarded as one of the best in the world over the last couple of years. He has helped the Bayern Munich team reach the Champions league final last season, but there have been growing reports that the club are looking to sign the Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. The Polish international has been one of the most wanted strikers in recent years, with many clubs like Manchester United and Real Madrid looking at the possibility of signing him. However, it is believed that Bayern Munich are in pole position due to the fact that Lewandowski does not want to change of country.
The 24-year-old feels extremely settled in German football, and he is open to the possibility of talking with Bayern Munich over a move in the summer. The fact that he is out of contract in just over 12 months means that Borussia Dortmund are unlikely to command a high fee for his services. As a result, it looks increasingly likely that Gomez will have to fight for his place at Bayern Munich next season, but the German international has said that he is not worried about the possibility of a challenge for his first-team spot.
“I have no fear of anyone. The club must commit themselves clearly and tell us what’s going on. If it is so, then it is so. But it’s not my job to comment on speculation. I can only say that all the strikers feel very comfortable here in Munich. We will see what happens,” said the former Stuttgart striker who moved to Bayern Munich in the £ 26 million deal a few years ago. After missing the start of the season due to an injury, the striker has been influential for the club over the last few weeks.
January 17th, 2013
The Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has said that he is extremely happy with the performance of his team despite dropping two points in the recent Bundesliga match against Borussia Moenchengladbach. Bayern Munich have been the team to beat in the Bundesliga this season and they are on course to lifting the first league title after a gap of three years. They already have a nine-point advantage over the second-placed team Bayern Leverkusen. Hence, the manager Heynckes was not too worried with the 1-1 draw with Borussia Moenchengladbach during the weekend. This draw means that Bayern Munich have now dropped four points in the last three matches.
However, the performance of the team was good enough to suggest that they will be able to maintain their position at the top of the table in the second half of the season as well. After this weekend, the German league will be going on a break and will resume only in the third week of January. Bayern Munich have lost only one match so far this season, while they have scored a blistering 44 goals in the league. They have also conceded just seven goals in the 17 matches played so far. Many have predicted that they would win the title as early as in March.
“I am very happy, even though we only drew 1-1. We dictated the game for 90 minutes, especially in the second half. We played outstandingly well and did not give Borussia an opportunity to score. It was definitely not easy to defend against them, but I think that we deserved to win because of our second-half performance. Ter Stegen was the best player on the pitch, he was outstanding,” said the Bayern Munich manager. Pressure was on Heynckes to deliver the title this season and he seems to be delivering so far.
December 21st, 2012
The Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has said that he feels that the German league is right now the best league across Europe due to the performances of the German club’s in the Premier European competition – the Champions League. This season the competition has been dominated by the German clubs like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Despite being an extremely tough groups, both these clubs have been able to dominate their respective groups and come out of them as the winners. This coupled with the failure of the English Premier league has made Gomez believes that the German league is the best right now.
After losing out on the title for the last two seasons, Bayern Munich are now the favourites to lift the Bundesliga title this season. They are already 11 points ahead of their nearest rival in the table, as they have managed to go into the Christmas break with one hand on the title already. However, Gomez has said that the players should not be complacent when the second half of the season begins after a short break. Aside from the Bavarian Giants, Schalke have also qualified for the last 16 stage of the Champions League. Bayern Munich currently have 41 points from the 16 matches played so far in the competition.
“All [three German teams] deserved to win their groups. It’s nice to see that the Bundesliga is alive and catching up with the very best leagues. In terms of strength across the board, I’d even say it’s the best at the moment. The top teams are all performing strongly in Europe,” said Mario Gomez. The striker was extremely influential for Bayern Munich in the recent win over Augsburg. After missing out on the early part of the campaign, the striker is back fit and ready for the rest of the season.