Munich (dpa) - Ex-professional Stefan Effenberg recommends Bayern Munich a commitment from striker Mario Mandzukic.
«He has a great experience, knows the Bundesliga and coach Kovac very well. He is rarely or never injured. And he stands for mentality and a self-sacrificing game. That's what I love about him, that has always impressed me. Mandzukic is still hungry, "wrote Effenberg in his column for the news portal" t-online.de ".
With the 33-year-old Croat, who plays for Juventus since 2015, the Munich club "suddenly have another chance at winning the Champions League," said Effenberg. Mandzukic already played from 2012 to 2014 in Munich and won with Bayern 2013, the football premier class. On Tuesday, Bayern had already borrowed in Ivan Perisic a compatriot of coach Niko Kovac from Inter Milan.
A commitment by Philippe Coutinho from FC Barcelona, however, sees Effenberg skeptical. "Coutinho knows neither the Bundesliga nor coach Kovac, he speaks no German - and he was recently at the Spanish top club not a regular player. He has completed just eight of 38 Primera Division games over 90 minutes, scoring five goals and preparing two. Coutinho has great qualities - but a transfer for Bayern would be a risk, "said Effenberg (51), who was in 2001 with Bayern Champions League winner.
Effenberg column at "t-online.de"