Africa-Press – Ghana. Germany defender Niklas Süle, has explained his controversial absence in Bayern Munich’s season-ending Bundesliga match at Wolfsburg, saying it was due to a request from the coaching staff.
Süle, who is leaving Bayern for Borussia Dortmund, was criticised by honorary Munich president Uli Hoeneß who named his absence from Saturday’s game “catastrophic” and accused him of a lack of appreciation for the club.
Süle told Wednesday’s edition of the Sport Bild weekly that coach Julian Nagelsmann “asked me last Thursday whether it would be OK for me if I wasn’t part of the squad. He wanted to award young players who will be at Bayern Munich next season. So it was a decision from the coaching team who didn’t want me in the squad for understandable reasons.”
He said, “on Friday one of our assistant coaches said shortly before departure that I could come after all if I wanted to after Marcel Sabitzer got injured. But it would be OK if not. That was the story.”
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