Sadio Mane is 'not integrated' at Bayern Munich and 'doesn't look happy' according to pundit
Sadio Mane is ‘not integrated’ at Bayern Munich and ‘doesn’t look happy’ according to former Liverpool midfielder, Didi Hamann.
Mane left Anfield for Bayern this summer after a six year stay with Liverpool that saw him become one of the best players in world football.
During his time playing under Jurgen Klopp, Mane got his hands on every major trophy available to him, including the Premier League and Champions League.
The Senegal international is now tasked with replacing Robert Lewandowski at the Bavarian club after the Polish striker moved to Barcelona.
Mane had a promising start but has struggled recently, drawing criticism from Hamann.
The German told GMX: “He is not integrated. I saw him at Liverpool FC, where he played through the middle. That is not his position. Now he’s taking that position at FC Bayern as well.
“He is at his best when he comes from the outside. He doesn’t look happy to me.
“Other players like Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala or, in defence, Lucas Hernandez, who is injured at the moment, are putting in outstanding performances.
“Nobody is talking about Mane at the moment. He seems isolated and hardly takes part in the game. FC Bayern has to get a grip on that.”
Hamann added that he feels Mane should be left on the bench for a while after his recent struggles.
He added: “In my opinion, there are two players who absolutely must play and they are Sane and Musiala. These are the two best players at the moment.
“I think that Mane should also be put on the bench if he continues to play so little part in Bayern’s game. You could of course put Mane aside. He would be better off there.”
Hamann continued: “However, they already have three great players there in Musiala, Sane and Coman. Mane in the middle is not the solution either. You should have known that if you watched his games at Liverpool.”
Since the departure of Mane, Liverpool have had their own struggles in their season so far. New signing Darwin Nunez has failed to produce the goods and the overall performances from Klopp’s men have been way below par.
A tough season lies ahead for Klopp and his team.
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