Thomas Muller speaks about the pressure on Bayern Munich for the title

Germany international Thomas Muller has indicated that Bayern Munich have always had the pressure to deliver the Bundesliga title. The Bavarian giants are currently leading the table with just five games to play but they don’t have the luxury of relaxing with Borussia Dortmund just one point behind them in the standings.

Speaking to reporters, Muller said that the club are used to the pressure of competing for the Bundesliga crown but they have facing the added competition with Dortmund refusing to drop out of the race. He added that his team are nonetheless in pole position and they are hoping to win the remaining games to seal a seventh successive league title.

Niko Kovac Happy with Positive Response against Mainz 05

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac was extremely pleased with the attacking display of his team after they were able to come up with a six-goal haul against Mainz 05 on Saturday. Goals from Kingsley Coman, Alphonso Davies, and Robert Lewandowski were able to put a comfortable victory for Bayern Munich, who were also able to enjoy the biggest contribution from James Rodriguez through a hat-trick. As a result of this big victory, Bayern Munich were able to go top of the table. There was a lot of disappointment surrounding Bayern Munich after the exit from the Champions League, but this result has raised hope about a positive conclusion to the 2018-19 campaign.

Manager Niko Kovac claimed that this result was a positive way to respond to the Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool. Bayern have been highly inconsistent this season but they have done extremely well to claw back a 10 point deficit to Borussia Dortmund – with a little bit of a help from the former table leaders. Now, Bayern have a lead on the goal difference front and they take on a disappointing Freiburg outfit just after the Euro 2020 qualifiers – in which most of the Bayern players will be taking part.

Benjamin Pavard keen on working with Lucas Hernandez at Bayern Munich

France international Benjamin Pavard has spoken about the possibility of playing alongside Lucas Hernandez at Bayern Munich next term. The right-sided defender is scheduled to join the Bavarian giants from Stuttgart when the current campaign comes to a close but he is looking forward to reuniting with compatriot Hernandez, who has been strongly linked with the German champions.

Speaking on Bild, Pavard talked up his fond relationship with the Atletico Madrid left-back after the duo went on to win the World Cup with France during the summer. He added that he would like a reunion in Munich, although the club are the ones responsible to tempt him in the next transfer window, he said: “We are very good friends and I think it would be fantastic if Lucas also came to Bayern. He proved that he is a great player. First together for France, then for Bavaria – that would make me proud. But of course, that’s a matter between Bayern and Lucas.”

Bayern Munich ace hails Mesut Ozil as one of the best players he has played with

Bayern Munich attacker Serge Gnabry has highlighted Mesut Ozil as one of the best players he has played with. The former Germany international is going through a tough phase with Arsenal in the Premier League but Gnabry has still heaped praise on the kind of quality displayed by the attacker during their time together at the north London club.

Speaking exclusively to Goal, the former Arsenal graduate spoke positively about his compatriot, who has spent more than five years in the Premier League, he said: "I've already played with many good guys. But, if I have to highlight one, I take Mesut Ozil. The kind of quality I have seen in his training and in the games at that time was amazing."

Robert Lewandowski speaks on Jurgen Klopp ahead of Champions League clash versus Liverpool

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has spoken fondly about the qualities of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Champions League meeting between the sides later in the month. The Poland international made a reputation for himself while working under Klopp at Borussia Dortmund and he has acknowledged that the German tactician had a huge impact on shaping his future.

Speaking to UEFA.com, the experienced striker said that he will be eager to meet up with Klopp during their European meeting, although it could be for a short while. He added to thank the German for transforming him into one of the world’s best strikers after making him believe that he can make it at the highest level.
He said: “I'm always happy when I see Jürgen. But we will probably have little time this time. He's a coach who has been crucial to my life as a footballer. I have to be thankful to him for where I am in my life right now. He's just great - as a person and as a coach. We've talked so much about football and life, and I've learned a lot from him. Tactically, there are a few things. But what he has given me above all is the belief that I can play at the highest level.”

Callum Hudson-Odoi could yet remain with Chelsea – Sky Sports reporter

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has indicated that Callum Hudson-Odoi could stay put with Chelsea beyond the ongoing transfer window despite the interest from Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. The England youth international has already been the subject of multiple transfer offers from Bayern during the ongoing transfer window but so far, the Blues have remained reluctant to sanction the teenager’s sale.

Bayern Munich leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder

German giants Bayern Munich are reportedly deemed to be leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey at the end of the season. The Wales international presently has just eight months remaining on his Arsenal and reports have recently indicated that the club have no plans of extending his contract beyond the current campaign.

Owing to this, the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United have been fancied to recruit him next summer but according to The Express, they could potentially face stiff competition from the German champions. It is added that Bayern may seek to open up discussions over a pre-contract during the New Year in order to beat their European rivals to the player’s signature.

Football tips for the weekend

If you’re interested in football, having a bet on the action couldn’t be much easier, as the bookmakers continue to cover more markets for a larger portion of football matches taking place all over the world. Each bet is supporting another outcome that you’ve either foreseen yourself, been gifted by a friend, or picked up on a betting website, and it’s easy to imagine that the weekend will be where you focus most of your attention.

A busy fixture list in the week will arise if Champions League, Europa League or domestic cup games are being played but nothing could ever beat the pull of coming up with football tips for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are the home of all major leagues, where football couldn’t be more competitive in England and throughout Europe.

Niko Kovac Disappointed after Freiburg Draw

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac claims that his team are extremely upset and angry after the draw with Freiburg last weekend. Bayern Munich had a dominant performance over their opponent’s who do not perform well when it comes to of away matches. Freiburg were in a defensive mode throughout the 90 minutes, but they were able to come up with a late equaliser to snatch a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena. This extended the winless run at home for Bayern Munich to 4 matches in all competitions. Bayern last picked up a home victory more than a month ago.

Niko Kovac came under intense pressure a few weeks back after his Bayern team went on a very poor winless run that stretched to almost 6 matches. As a result, Bayern are no longer leaders in the Bundesliga while the Champions League campaign also is in a similar position. Just when it seemed that Bayern were coming back on track after some decent performances in the last few matches, they have had more dropped points at home. This has allowed Borussia Dortmund to build the advantage is even further. After being appointed as the new Bayern Munich manager only in the summer, Kovac is under a tremendous bit of pressure in order to prove his doubters wrong. Bayern, though, have fallen four points behind their rivals Dortmund after this result.

Bayern Munich boss admits uncertainty regarding his future

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has admitted that he is under a bit of pressure after the club’s winless run extended over the weekend. The Bavarian giants had gone three matches without a win across all competitions and that streak prolonged on Saturday as they suffered a shocking 3-0 defeat at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Speaking after that game, Kovac said that he cannot judge his future with the German champions but admitted that he may not have the luxury of more than a few games to overturn the club’s fortunes, he said: “I can't answer the question. I know the way things work in football and the Bundesliga.

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