Even after three years in the club, record transfer Lucas Hernández has not silenced all critics at FC Bayern. Although the defender has won everything since his arrival in Munich, which gives it to win, his achievements often leave more question as exclamation marks. Is the World Champion of 2018 actually only an extremely expensive follower?
- FC Bayern: Hernández repeatedly with inexplicable dropouts
- Criticism unjustified? The naked numbers speak for Hernández
- FC Bayern “in the Hernández trap”?
A few days ago, Lucas Hernández once again involuntarily came into the headlines. The performance of the Frenchman in the flattering Remis of FC Bayern showed in the second round leg of the Champions League near RB Salzburg, was “a defensive chief not worthy”, “image” reporter Tobias Alschäffl in the podcast “Bayern Insider”.
The journalist blues into the same horn like DFB legend Lothar Matthew. “Lucas Hernández has cost a lot of money, but the achievements are not proportionate. The central defenders bring no stability, do not convince in one-counter-one or in the construction game,” Germany’s record national player criticized the Munich Defensivemann in the “Madrid Hernández Image”.
Since then, a debate has been developed around the German industry prime for repeated times, in which the focus is on the enormous discrepancy between investment and yield in the defense.
In addition to Hernández, his compatriot Dayot Upamecano had to plug in a lot of criticism. However, the summer-new addition certain adaptation problems are rather than the meanwhile old-established Hernández.
FC Bayern: Hernández repeatedly with inexplicable dropouts
A look at the Madrid Hernández notes reveals that the 2019 was rarely convinced for 80 million euros from Atlético Madrid Hernández, most recently in fact.
Only in the royal class was the left-end for his performance a rating in the threesome area, in the Bundesliga he pointed up between just enough services against Leipzig and Fürth as well as a complete blackout against Bochum (Note 5.5).
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Was Hernández the once invested money really not worth? Strangely devastating, the judgment certainly does not have to fail. On good days, the defensive all-rounder, which feels most comfortable in the internal defense, is an absolutely solid clearer, which can also compete at an international level. The fact that coach Julian Nagelsmann already gave the 26-year-old in 24 competitive games – with an exception always in the Startelf – speaks for themselves.
Of course, the truth also belongs that Hernández sees oddly often against individually rather average counterparties. Sometimes he comes the decisive step too late, another time he lets himself be surprisingly easy. These dropouts have stessed in the collective memory, as evidence of Matthew and Co. prove.
Criticism unjustified? The naked numbers speak for Hernández
NEGELSMANN, however, does not do any institutions to question his long-term burner. Everything else would be self-sufficient athletic suicide, Hernández’s secondary men in recent months, but on the current band.
Also from the leadership, the national player continues to receive backing. When Matthäus recently his opinion, Madrid Hernándezs board Hasan Salihamidzic had a little later on the counter attack and described the statements of the DFB legend as “completely warring”.
If Hernández would be judged alone on the basis of naked numbers, he would actually get away better in public perception. The defender radiates no goal of goals at all, but is statistically reliable in its core tasks.
His dual ratio has 63.27%-winning duels, team-sinters are just his outgoing defense partner Niklas Süle a bit better (65.15%). Even better is Hernández ‘pass quota, which is in strong 92.58% received pasMadrid Hernándezs and lignion is exceeded only from Gladbach Nico Elvedi (94.16%) and BVB-Routinier Axel Witsel (95.99%).
FC Bayern “in the Hernández trap”?
That the Bayern professional is still considered with much suspicion, hanging together with other factors. A spicy topic is and remains allegedly extremely lucrative five-year contract, which should rinse between 17 and 24 (!) Million euros per season between 17 and 24 (!) Million euros on the account.
Some teammates went with significantly increased demands in their contract negotiations. “Bavaria is sitting in the Hernández trap. He blown up the salary structure,” revealed a non-named insider against “Spox” recently.
The result: especially in the fan camp, but also in expert circles is questioned whether Hernández was really worth the money, respectively. Whether the discussion is always led to factual and the arguments are always fair, let’s hear. However, the FCB officers should have been aware that they have to be measured by the performances of their record purchasing. And in this regard, Lucas Hernández was last (once again) air. Heiko Lükehus