I think the UCL finals loss coupled with Euro disappointment, Sammer hire, and the addition of 5 players competing for starting positions has lit a fire under the collective arse of the old complacent Bayern squad we saw so often last year. We managed to get over the lull of the first few matches back from winter break, so I think it is smooth sailing from here on.
Yeah I saw that wage stat a few weeks ago. Bayern doesn't exactly have a miniscule payroll, but they really don't spend as much as they could. I know Ribery is the highest on the squad with right above 10mm a year. After that I'm not sure. I'm not sure where I'm remembering this from, but I think Javi makes either 7mm or 5 mm and he was rumored to have given up 2mm from his salary every year of his contract to 'lower' his transfer price by 10mm. I never got a confirmation on that, I know he's a really humble dude though. After hearing that he had a 6mm transfer tag on him before playing a professional game, I wasn't worried that he would feel the pressure of 40mm. He's a true professional and seems to be getting on really well with the guys.
Shaq and mandzo post the most absurd pictures on twitter, they look like theyre having the time of their life everyday
it's awesome to see. Mandzo is even telling the media that Gomez should start more. He's a wild ass.