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Germany: at Bayern, "huge club", Kompany does not want to listen to "outside noise"

"Bayern is a huge club, but the mistake for me would be (…) to act differently": the new coach of Bayern Munich Vincent Kompany has hello Thursday an "exciting" for him, in the face of which he will have to learn à "don't listen too much to outside noise".

“My first impressions are good. I am very proud and very motivated. For me, the season can start today, no problem”, he explained at the Allianz Arena during his presentation to the press, in an introductory statement in German, old remains of his stay in Hamburg from 2006 to 2008.

Former defender then captain of Manchester City until 2019, the Belgian, 38, immediately switched to a coaching career at Anderlecht, his training club, then at Burnley, before succeeding Thomas Tuchel at Bayern, his first big club in Europe.

His double mission: reconquer the abandoned champion title for the first time since 2013 and reach the Champions League final in a year , at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

“Bayern Munich is a huge club, but the mistake for me would be to look at people and act differently from that which I have always done”, continued the Belgian, alternating between German and English during his conference.

“It's exciting for me. For that, sometimes I will be. not listening too much to outside noise, I know how to evolve in this context. It's a talented team. I feel like my job is to get the best out of each player at Bayern Munich,” added Kompany. , whose lack of experience as a coach at the highest level came as a surprise when German leaders announced their choice.

“We must train in the same way as the we are as a person. I want the team to evolve with these two traits that characterize my personality: courage when having to make decisions and aggressiveness in every minute of the match”, explained Kompany.

< p>“He has the personality, he has worked with the greatest coaches. He was the go-to guy in the locker room at one of the biggest clubs in the world. The way he wants to play football, the way he wants to move forward with his ideas, that corresponds to Bayern Munich,” underlined Munich sports director Max Eberl.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116