FC Bayern Munich: Summer and the lack of "luck" - "Continue to trust"

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer still has the confidence of coach Thomas Tuchel at FC Bayern.

FC Bayern Munich: Summer and the lack of "luck" - "Continue to trust"

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer still has the confidence of coach Thomas Tuchel at FC Bayern. "Yann is going through a phase in which he might play a little unluckily. It's part of goalkeeping that you also have a bit of luck in the game. He doesn't have that at the moment, but he's dealing with it very well," said the Munich coach before the game Home game against Hertha BSC on Sunday (3.30 p.m. / DAZN).

The Swiss World Cup goalkeeper was repeatedly criticized for his performance in the setbacks for the German record champions in the Champions League and Bundesliga after mistakes or unfortunate actions. "He's a top professional and an incredibly good person, friendly, polite, open-minded," said Tuchel. "He's very self-critical. Being in goal at Bayern isn't always easy."

Sommer came from Borussia Mönchengladbach during the winter break for eight million euros to replace the injured Manuel Neuer. He should be in goal against Hertha and not Sven Ulreich. "He still has our trust," said Tuchel.

Neuer is out for the entire season

Again and again there had been speculation about the goalkeeper situation in Munich in the new season. Sommer's contract is dated June 30, 2025. As of now, Sommer, Neuer and Alexander Nübel, who is loaned to AS Monaco, would meet in Munich in the new season. In addition, Bayern would have Ulreich and Johannes Schenk as keeper.

Neuer is out for the entire season due to a broken leg. It was heard from various quarters that the 37-year-old's rehabilitation was improving.

The timing of Neuer's return could also affect Sommer's calculations. The former Gladbacher wants to play with Switzerland at the 2024 European Championship in Germany - and as number one in goal. He needs match practice for that. A role as a substitute goalkeeper behind Neuer, who also has the European Championship in mind with the German team, is not helpful for Sommer.

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