It has been an unforgettable week for Bayern Munich as they suffered a third consecutive draw in the Bundesliga. Eintracht Frankfurt scored the equaliser midway through the second half on Saturday to take a point against Die Roten at Allianz Arena. The Bavarian club remains winless in 2023 as RB Leipzig and FC Koln also held them for draws in the previous two games.
Ryan Gravenberch was one of the few positives from the 1-1 draw against FC Koln last Tuesday. The Dutch midfielder delivered a very good performance after coming on for Leon Goretzka at half-time. He helped Die Roten to push further up the pitch as they were searching for an equaliser.
With Goretzka ruled out for Saturday’s game against Frankfurt, Gravenberch was expected to get a start in the center of the park. However, things didn’t go as per plan for the Dutch midfielder as he would have expected on Saturday.
Julian Nagelsmann went ahead with a more attacking lineup against Frankfurt. Joshua Kimmich was deployed in the number six role, while Thomas Muller and Jamal Musiala operated as two attacking midfielders. While talking to Kicker (via iMiaSanMia), Gravenberch expressed his disappointment after not getting a start against Frankfurt.
The Dutch midfielder eventually came on the pitch for the final 20 minutes when Bayern was chasing for the winner. The Bavarian club struggled to build any sort of momentum in the final quarter of the game. Gravenberch was tidy with the ball, but he couldn’t make a big impact on the outcome of the game.
It has been a frustrating season for Ryan Gravenberch at Bayern. Since moving from Ajax in the summer, he has struggled to get consistent playing time to show his qualities. He is yet to get a start in the Bundesliga, which is remarkable since Die Roten has played more than half the number of league games.
Bayern still believes that Gravenberch will eventually be a successful signing in the long run. The Bavarian club is not open to sending the Dutch midfielder out on loan before the transfer deadline on Tuesday. For now, Ryan Gravenberch will have to be patient and keep delivering whenever he gets to play for the team.
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Die Roten will be looking to get their first win of the year when they travel to Mainz on Wednesday in DFB Pokal. After failing to win DFB Pokal in the last two seasons, Bayern cannot afford another exit.