For Dayot Upamecano from FC Bayern it comes on Saturday for reunion with his ex-club RB Leipzig. With a strong performance, the central defender does not just want to annoy his former teammates, but also justify the confidence of coach Julian Nagelsmann. Because so far the Frenchman in Munich presents itself to fluctuating.
Dayot Upamecano is not easy for Bayern. After all, the 23-year-old should replace no one with the record champion no one as Jérôme Boateng, which the Bundesliga Primus took last summer after ten years and 363 competitive games. The fact that UPAMECANO is a transfer fee of around 42.5 million euros of third-party new acquisition of club history increases expectation to his person.
But the defender does not want to compare itself with his predecessors. “I do not put myself under pressure, because I just want to go my own way, just as you have gone your way,” said the sixfold national player last December in the member magazine “51” about Jérôme Boateng and David Alaba.
Upamecanos first half a year in FC Bayern shows that this path is rocky. Thus, the former Leipziger showed so far fluctuating services at his new station. Low point was certainly the embarrassing cup from Borussia Mönchengladbach (0: 5), when UPamecano looked completely overwhelmed like his defensive colleagues.
Also on the past Bundesliga game day, the parent force made a bad patter. For example, Upamecano played a fatal defect at the 4: 1 success of FC Bayern against Hertha BSC and thus involuntarily prepared the Berliner Honor Hits. Trainer Nagelsmann Pictimed Upamecano publicly.
Dayot Upamecano at FC Bayern with increase potential
“This is totally superfluous and an unnecessary action,” annoyed the 34-year-old at the “Dazn” microphone about the goal. In addition, Nagelsmann criticized: “Why do you play the ball directly? If I have 95 kilos now and I’m very fast, I take the ball on the foot, Dribble still one, two meters and look, what happens.”
In general, UPAMECANO has boost potential at FC Bayern. With a batch ratio of 57.31 percent, the right foot in this statistic is clearly behind its center-back colleagues Niklas Süle (65.63) and Lucas Hernández (63.72). In addition, Upamecano has always one or the other Wackler in his game.
At the same time, the Frenchman was already able to show, which is why FC Bayern has taken so much money for his services. Especially in the two Champions League duels with FC Barcelona (3: 0, 3: 0) convinced Upamecano with his physique and speed.
Dayot Upamecano: “I’m not at the limit yet”
Thus, the defense man is more constant in the coming months. “I think that I can further develop, still learn a lot,” revealed upamecano in conversation with “FCBayern.com” self-critical and reflected: “I play in one of the best teams in the world. I am proud of that. But I am proud not at the limit. I fight for this jersey. I want to give the maximum. “
Still, UPAMECANO has not reached the optimum, the great potential and physical facilities came in his first months at FC Bayern but again and again.
“He is still a young player and has the task of continuing to stabilize. On his position it needs reliability, of course rashes up, of course,” Nagelsmann evaluated the development of his protégé.
A look at his predecessor is likely to calm upamecano. Finally, Boateng matured after initial difficulties only in his second year at the record chief to the defense chief. Therefore, Upamecano continues to have all the chances for a similar successful career at FC Bayern.