Signed by Bayern Munich from Juventus for 68 million pounds in the summer of 2022, Matthijs De Ligt soon took the starting role in the first season. However, this midfielder gradually realized that he could no longer play on the field regularly.
Accordingly, the former Ajax star only played 38 minutes in the Bundesliga this season, with all 4 appearances from the bench. Speaking openly to T-Online, De Ligt himself did not know why he could not play.
De Ligt said: “I don’t know, you have to ask the coach. I do what the coach wants, and now that’s been shown in the last two matches, about 10 minutes in position 6 of midfield.
The only thing I do is work on the field. Everything else is the coach’s decision.”
The reason why Matthijs De Ligt was suddenly removed from Bayern’s starting lineup was the appearance of Kim Min-Jae. The Korean international is playing alongside Dayot Upamecano in the center of defense.
Bayern drew 2-2 against Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend. They won all 3 previous matches. This week, the Gray Tigers will have a match against Man Utd in the Champions League group stage.
Tieu Lam | 07:27 September 18, 2023