Two players from the midfield centre left for this season, the FC Bayern: Sebastian Rudy moved to Schalke 04 and Arturo Vidal, the “warriors”, and moved on to the FC Barcelona. Both losses were sporty and collected. Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, release came. In addition, Renato Sanches returned after his loan from Swansea City.

striking: The dominance of past years exuded the creative center only rarely. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in the “Kicker” that he had missed Xabi Alonso, the former “General”, in the autumn crisis “at the most”. A clear hierarchy was not to identify, said the Board boss. Who impressed the most, and which Stars kriselten: In part two of the AZ-testimonials is a matter of Central midfield.

Thiago: Note 2

The little Spaniard was the clear boss in the defensive midfield, to be presented especially in the beginning of the season Thiago in terrific shape. Bitter for him, and Bayern, Its external ligament of the ankle, Thiago was from the end of October until the end of November. And without the artist slid Bayern in the crisis. At the end of the first half of the season acted Thiago, in 20 Games with two goals and three assists, back to the usual top level.

James Rodriguez: 4 based

On as many scorer points as Thiago (three goals and two Assists in eleven games), the Colombian – but the mood is very different. From the undisputed master player of the Heynckes-back round of the mulling has become a player. And the thinks of a farewell to in the summer. “Under the new coach, I don’t play so much,” James said recently at a Sponsors ‘ event: “If I don’t have to go, because I play, then I’ll go.”

“I consider James for a super football player,” said Rummenigge

The Bavarians have at the end of this season with a purchase option in the amount of 42 million euros. Whether you are drawn to? Open. “I think he’s a super footballer,” said Rummenigge: “He needs to get back to fit from Colombia, where he trains during the Christmas days.” After his lateral ligament tear in the knee, James should attack in the Qatar training camp.

Javi Martinez: touch 4

Also difficult Hinserie for the Triple-hero of 2013 was. Martínez shuttled between the starting eleven and substitutes ‘ bench, after the 3:3 against Düsseldorf coach Niko Kovac took him completely off the Team. Only when the annual financial statements in Frankfurt, the winner was allowed to participate again. Understandable: Martinez has lost some of its speed, the position of the game leaves something to be desired. In the Champions League, a goal he succeeded in, at least, the quota won two fights 70 per cent), fits (. Bong arts/ Leon Goretzka can be after his first year in Munich satisfied – in part,

Leon Goretzka: Note 3

Pleasing the debut of the young national player. To the beginning of the season fremdelte Goretzka is still a little held back on the court. But the 23-Year-old rose, he especially liked the page of Joshua Kimmich on the double-six. An adductor injury caused the premature Hinrundenaus. Goretzka may be researchers and torgefährlicher.

Renato Sanches: Note 4

It looked briefly as if it would pack the Portuguese, but in Bavaria, thanks to Kovac, gave him confidence. But the Gala in a 2:0 victory against former club Benfica left Sanches, only a few convincing performances to follow. The 21-Bayern-Year-future?

Corentin Tolisso: no grade

The Hinrunden-bad luck bird: Bavaria champion of the world, crack on 3. Round against Leverkusen, the cross-band. Tolissos return is not expected before the end of February.

This article was written by Maximilian Koch

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