Bayern sporting director targets new striker after shock DFB-Pokal debut

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Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has outlined the membership’s plans to introduce a brand new striker in the course of the switch window, following a 2-1 DFB-Pokal loss to Freiburg on Tuesday.

Thomas Tuchel’s facet took the lead with Dayot Upamecano within the quarterfinals fixture, however was backed off by Nicolas Hoefler’s kick earlier than Lucas Hoeler’s 95-minute penalty knocked the Bundesliga leaders to the bottom.

Bayern will now miss the ultimate of the competitors for the third season in a row and Salihamidzic was adamant that signing a brand new striker could be crucial for the membership to progress subsequent season.

“After all we’ll sit down and see what we have now to do within the switch market,” he mentioned after the match.

“However the video games present that it might be negligent to enter the brand new season with solely Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Mathys Tel, Thomas Muller and Sadio Mane.

“Most likely a brand new ahead will come. The approaching weeks will present if it is Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen or Randal Kolo Muani.”

Bayern stays the chief of the Bundesliga and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, however have struggled to exchange the talisman Robert Lewandowski’s output since he went to Barcelona on the finish of final season.

The Polish worldwide has scored 110 objectives in simply 94 league video games in his final three seasons with Bayern, whereas the membership has gained three consecutive Bundesliga titles and the Champions League.

Choupo-Moting has held the lead this season in Lewandowski’s absence however has solely scored 10 league objectives.

Regardless of his disappointing end result in opposition to Freiburg, Salihamidzic was optimistic in Tuchel’s appointment and refused guilty the defeat on the brand new boss.

“It is painful for all of us however it has nothing to do with the coach,” mentioned Salihamidzic.

“This can be a course of. It makes an excellent impression and does an excellent job. Immediately was painful for all of us, however we’ll proceed on Saturday.”

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