• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Bayern Munich acts swiftly after pitch debacle

Allianz Arena

German football club Bayern Munich has appointed Peter Sauer as their new groundsman. Sauer will start on 1 May in an attempt to save the German football giant a disastrous end to the season.

Bayern Munich acted swiftly following the recent 1-5 defeat by Manchester City in the Champions League, which heralded the end of their European season. Furthermore, the club has failed to win at home since the beginning of April, which is why it is currently the second club in the Bundesliga.

When The Citizens scored the opening goal by Erling Haaland, Dayot Upamecano unfortunately slipped, giving the Norwegian a clear path to the Bayern goal.

“At the end of the day, we didn’t take the opportunities we had. There can be various reasons for this. It sounds like a silly excuse, but I think we’d score two more goals and concede one less at a different pitch. The conditions of the venue didn’t give the level the necessary framework,” complained Coach Thomas Tuchel.

Ex-coach Julian Nagelsmann also criticized the conditions at the Allianz Arena during his tenure and described the pitch as “very soapy” after the start of the second half of the season against Eintracht Frankfurt (1-1).

Sauer has been greenkeeper at VfL Wolfsburg since 2015. He learned his trade in the USA and worked for TSG Hoffenheim before moving to Wolfsburg FC, where he honed his skills and was able to win the “Pitch of the Year” award for the Lower Saxony several times.

Guy Oldenkotte

Guy Oldenkotte is senior editor of sportsfields.info and has been covering the outdoor sportssurfaces market and industry since 2003

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