Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has spoken out in response to claims that summer season signing Sadio Mane is sad, saying he’s holding talks with the Senegal worldwide.
Mane, 30, joined the German champions this summer season for £27m after a trophy-laden six years at Liverpool however has to date struggled to search out his ft on the Allianz Enviornment.
The winger has now gone 5 video games with out scoring and was substituted by supervisor Julian Nagelsmann in current fixtures in opposition to Barcelona and Augsburg.
Nevertheless, Salihamidzic has thrown his assist behind Mane within the wake of current criticism, saying the membership will do no matter it could to assist their new signing adapt to life in Germany.
“Sadio nonetheless wants a bit of time, he has to get used to the Bundesliga too, however he’ll. I communicate frequently with him” the sporting director informed Bild. “I do know what it is prefer to arrive as a newcomer to a crew, in a unique nation, in a unique metropolis, in a barely completely different soccer tradition.
“Sadio is on this course of, every thing will quickly be extra acquainted to him and we are going to quickly see that on the pitch too. He is among the greatest gamers on this planet, we are going to nonetheless have a number of pleasure with him.”
Nagelsmann has additionally been fast to minimize recommendations of Mane’s unhappiness, insisting the Champions League winner’s patchy kind is nothing out of the strange.
“He is a brand new signing. He simply must adapt. He was attempting. I am sure he’ll succeed for us,” he defined. Every part I have to say about Sadio, I will say to him and never within the media.
“It is fairly regular as a newcomer who in fact nonetheless has to adapt to sure procedures which can be a bit completely different to these at Liverpool.
“I already mentioned in the course of the week that I would love him to do sure issues extra. Possibly much less in search of the ball or team-mates and attempting to be a bit extra self-confident, however we’re very glad that we’ve got him and he’ll put his stamp on our recreation.”
Bayern face Bayer Leverkusen of their subsequent Bundesliga fixture as they appear to enhance on a mediocre begin to the season. Nagelsmann’s aspect slipped to fifth within the desk after the defeat in opposition to Augsburg and are already 5 factors behind shock leaders Union Berlin.