Marco Friedl, a defender for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga has admitted to being flattered to see his name being linked with Bayern Munich but insists there is room for improvement when it comes to his overall game according to Bild.
Friedl was a name that was thrown out there as a potential player Bayern could sign before the Bavarians signed Omar Richards, a left-back from English club Reading. Friedl is normally deployed as a left-back for Bremen but recently he has seen himself playing in the centre of the defense which shows his versatility.
Shortlist of @FCBayern for a leftback: Borna Sosa (23,/@VfB), Omar Richards (22/@ReadingFC), Luca Netz (17/@HerthaBSC), Marco Friedl (22/@werderbremen). Leftback AND rightback: Max Aarons (21/@NorwichCityFC)
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) February 11, 2021
Even if a move now does not eventuate, Friedl revealed he was pleased that his old club had thoughts of bringing him back to Bavaria.
“Of course, I know FC Bayern very well,” Friedl said. “I still have a lot of contact with the players and played there for many years. That’s why it’s something nice.”
Friedl, an Austrian by birth, is liking the extra attention he is receiving with a host of clubs now interested in the 22-year-old defender.
“It is by no means a burden,” Friedl stated. “I’m not going to let that drive me crazy. It’s part of the business. I feel very much at home here and I still have big goals this season. We’ll see what comes in the future.”
When it comes to his own game, the defender admits he has to work on his consistency to become a complete defender.
“I want to minimize these fluctuations between a very good and a not so good game,” Friedl said. “I want to play at the same level all the time. I want to avoid such lapses. I would also like to take on more responsibility for building up the game. These are the points I’m working on.”