Does Bayern Munich have the squad to win treble?

Bayern Munich flag at Allianz Arena. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
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Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka
Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are key men in midfield for Bayern Munich. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Central Midfield

The midfield area of Bayern’s squad is not the strongest compared to the previous squad. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are consistent performers for Rekordmeister in the center of the park. However, Die Roten doesn’t have enough depth in this position that can adequately replace Kimmich and Goretzka.

Ryan Gravenberch has endured a difficult debut season at Bayern since arriving from Ajax last summer. The Dutch midfielder has struggled for playing time this season, but Bayern is confident about seeing him become a key player for the squad in the long run. Marcel Sabitzer is currently out on loan at Manchester United. The Austrian midfielder faces an uncertain future at the club. Jamal Musiala can play in central midfield, but he plays as a number ten. Paul Wanner is part of the senior squad, but he is still far away from becoming a key player in Die Roten’s squad. Central midfield is probably a weaker part of Die Roten’s squad due to a lack of numbers, but they have reliable and quality options.


Bayern is blessed to have several top-quality options in the attack. Kingsley Coman has firmly established himself as one of the key players in the attack, while Jamal Musiala has significantly improved in front of the goal this season. Thomas Muller and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting provide experience in the front three, along with goals and assists.

Apart from starting this front four, Nagelsmann has the luxury of having Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, and Sadio Mane on the bench. The attacking trio has been in fine form for Die Roten this season. Having all seven forwards fit for the business end of the season will significantly boost Bayern’s chances of winning several trophies.

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It is understandable why Matthaus has claimed this squad as the best assembled in Bayern’s history. However, the lack of prolific number nine and lack of midfield depth shows that there is scope for improvement. Having said that, this squad is still good enough to win the treble this season.