David Alaba: Competitive but not uncontested

When the public talks about the crisis of FC Bavaria Munich, the name David Alaba is rather rare. But the Austrian has been lagging behind expectations for months. His problem is also the lack of competition within the framework of the German football record champion.

Every few months they reappear, the rumors of David Alaba leaving the FC Bavaria. Alternatively Real Madrid or, more rarely, the FC Barcelona are called by Spanish media as potential customers for the foreign defender.

The portal “Last updated” “again the speculations. Real wanted to build Alaba as a successor to the Brazilian Marcelo. The almighty club president Florentino Perez was ready to transfer around 60 million euros to Munich.

The difference to the rumours of the past: Completely deviant at the moment it does not seem that the Bavarians are letting the native Viennese go.

Alaba, Once one of the best if not the best player in the world in his position, has long had difficulty reaching his highest level of performance.

In other words: The 26-year-old today is about as far away from the world class as Like FC Bavaria in the league table of top rider Borussia Dortmund.

Ancelotti brought to a halt the development of David Alaba at FC Bavaria

To understand the decline of Alabas, you have to go back to the summer 2016: After the triple season under Jupp Heynckes and a superb as well as two very strong playing times in the Pep Guardiola era represented the taking over of Carlo Ancelotti for Alaba as a cesarean.

Not a successful performance: Carlo Ancelotti and David Alaba

“Previously Alaba was massively demanded and promoted by Heynckes and Guardiola,” said Felix Haselstein, Author of the biography “David Alaba the Austrian football miracle” the situation in front of the “crown”.

Under Ancelotti it was then shown that the professional was given the “special ability to self-criticize”, says Haselstein – a huge problem at the level on which Alaba wants to move or rather to move.

After that the FC Bavaria ended the misunderstanding with Ancelotti after not even one and a half years, the twice Austrian athlete of the year failed to turn the switch again –although Heynckes, for Alaba a “father figure”, again took over the Zepter on the Sabine Street.

Framework planning of FC Bavaria problematic for David Alaba

The questionable framework planning of the Munich people is also to blame. Alongside Alaba and Joshua Kimmich, Rafinha is currently just another actor for the defensive external railways in the cadre.

“What I feared has happened: We have no external defenders,” Coach Niko Kovac complained, After Alaba gained a muscle fiber fracture in the 0:3-fold against Borussia monk-ngladbach.

Ohnehin, Alaba had never had to fear serious competition in his parallel deposition with the Bavarians. Neither Diego Contento nor the Spaniard Juan Bernat could really challenge the 218-time federal league player in the fight for the tribal place.

An unwritten law in Munich is: If Alaba is fit, he also plays

Questionable, whether this will continue to be the case in the future. FC Bavaria is facing a major personnel change in the house next summer. The “kicker” was told by the 66-year-old: “You have to tell the players that they will be under pressure for the next three or four months and then you have to see who is needed and who is not.” FC Bavarian officials are expecting Increase in David Alaba

From what we hear, the leaders also expect Alaba to make a clear increase.

If he no longer makes use of his undoubtedly huge possibilities in the future, his status as a tribe player and identification figure could fluctuate. Since the Bavarian bosses are also to critically monitor Alaba’s active activities in the social networks.

For Alaba, the alternatives on the left-wing position are traditionally rare. From the Bundesliga, new national player Nico Schulz (1899 Hoffenheim) could play a role in Bavarian thinking, Perhaps also Philipp Max (FC Augsburg) or Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha BSC).

Jonas Hector was said to be of interest to the Municipalities during the last transfer period. However, the WM participant decided to stay at the 1st. FC Cologne.

All four have in common that they would not be a clear upgrade to Alaba. Moreover, the Quartet lacks international experience at the highest level almost completely.

Tobias Knoop

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