What’s the difference of Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich? Yes! It’s a huge gap, isn’t it? And… I think it should be clear, for all human beings who enjoy at some level watching Football. What if I tell you it is not clear for a Football manager? Yes, someone who lives it, who is a former player, and now has had a golden opportunity on his new role, as a manager, from setting the bar higher, and making his way from Frankfurt to Bayern Munich.
Some reports claim that after three games winless, Croatian manager Niko Kovac is having some problems to manage the egos on Bayern Munich, including his own. After the draw at home against Dutch side Ajax, Real Madrid midfielder on loan at Bayern Munich could not contain his emotions and attacked Kovac saying that he was not in Frankfurt anymore. In fact, there is a huge difference. While Eintracht Frankfurt usually plays to secure a 1-0, or even not to lose, depending on the situation, Bayern Munich is always obligated to win their games and impose their natural superiority, whatever they are facing.
Mr. Niko seemed not to have assimilated well the change. Bayern Munich squad is good, the best in Germany, by far. However, when you have a player of the level of former 2014 Brazil World Cup golden boot, James Rodriguez, you cannot just sit at the bench and watch your team pathetically lose games, even at home, where you should be unbeatable, and do nothing about it.
The Colombian had a hart time, we cannot deny this fact. At Real Madrid, he could not maintain the level of his performances and became a poor and predictable player. However, since joining the German side, James has once again stepped up and helped Bayern making it to the UEFA Champions League Semi-finals last season, against his actual club, Real Madrid.
So, I think James Rodriguez deserves a chance on Bayern Munich starting XI, even if he needs to change the formation of his team. Mr. Niko, remember… You are not in Frankfurt anymore. This is a huge heavyweight club, so act your weight!