Germany and Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus has hit out at the senior players of the club, claiming that "there are too many one-man companies at Bayern." The Bavarian giants have endured an uncharacteristically poor start to the season under new boss Niko Kovac, with their performances leading to criticism from all quarters.
The 57-year-old was specially harsh on James Rodriguez who is on loan at the club from Real Madrid, who Matthaus claims, whines that he is not playing enough and should think more about the team.
“There are too many one-man companies at Bayern. Too many players who only think of themselves. Players like James and Lewandowski put themselves above the club; Robben and Ribery too. The one whines that he’s not playing enough, the other that he doesn’t get enough balls, and the third one curses when he gets subbed off or goes crying to journalist," he said as quoted by Managing Madrid.
Lothar Matthaus name some players who only think about themselves:— Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) October 8, 2018
- Franck Ribery
- Arjen Robben
- James Rodriguez
- Robert Lewandowski
"Some stars act egotistically and disrespectfully to the coach, the club, and teammates. Just because Kovac doesn’t put his arm around him (James) as often as Heyneckes did, doesn’t mean he can react so furiously," Matthaus added.
Bayern are currently placed sixth in the Bundesliga table with 13 points from seven games, four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund and will next be seen in action when they face Wolfsburg on the 20th of October.