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Hoeness comes in defense of Salihamidzic: „When we won 6 titles, we didn’t hear about Hasan“

Uli Hoeness
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For so many years, Hasan Salihamidzic has been in the center of criticism. This year has been no exception after the humiliating defeat against Villareal in the UCL quarterfinals.

The team was able to celebrate only two titles in the 2021-22 season, the Bundesliga title and the DFL Supercup. The Bosnian had to face a lot of backlash following the departure of Hansi Flick in 2020-21 season. In the end, he got the dream coach in Julian Nagelsmann, who also is facing plenty of criticism after the early Champions League departure.

Regardless, Salihamidzic is under extreme pressure to deliver in the summer of 2022. His work will heavily be evaluated when it comes to transfers and the ability to extend contracts. So far, Kingsley Coman, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Thomas Müller have all extended their contracts. But there is a big drama surrounding Lewandowski.

The main culprit for this is seen Salihamidzic. The Bosnian is blamed for the unsuccessful attempts to lure the Norwegian beast, Erling Haaland, despite being fully aware of the feasibility of the transfer of such magnitude.

Nevertheless, his biggest defender, Uli Hoeness, still does not understand the constant criticism. In an interview with Sport1, Uli Hoeness backs ‚Brazzo‘ from the criticism.

„That’s a witch-hunt! When we won six titles, nobody talked about Hasan, now all I’m hearing is Hasan, Hasan.“

The former president points out that Salihamidzic is not the only one who is responsible for the transfers: „He is not solely responsible for the transfer market. But the whole board!”

On the other hand, Hoeness is noticing that there is clearly lack of communication between the board members and demanded Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic „improve their public communication“

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