The form of Bayern Munich has been up and down in the Bundesliga this season. However, they remain just only one point away from the top of the points table, which highlights the club’s high standards. The Bavarian club has remained unbeaten in the Champions League and DFB Pokal this season.
Some players have delivered standout performances for Bayern throughout the season, which has helped the team to remain in contention for all three trophies. In the defensive department, Dayot Upamecano has been the standout player for Rekordmeister.
The French defender has been holding the defense together this season. After a mixed debut season last year, Upamecano looks much more settled in the team. He was one of the best players on the pitch in the two round of 16 games against Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite enjoying good form for Bayern, Dayot Upamecano remains determined to get better as the season progresses. While talking to Le Figaro (via iMiaSanMia), Upamecano highlighted the areas of improvement in his game despite playing the best football of his career during the ongoing campaign.
"“I’m playing the best football of my life at the moment. I feel confident and relaxed. I’m performing but I can do better. I don’t think I’ve made it. I listen to advice and I think I can improve in many areas. I always work to improve.”“I can work on my left foot and my long passes as long as I’m not satisfied with them. Being loud and giving commands on the pitch is necessary in my position. I want to be at the top of world football.”"
Dayot Upamecano also excelled for France in World Cup 2022. He was one of the standout performers for the French team that reached the final of the tournament. Didier Deschamps was pleased with the maturity and growth shown by Upamecano during the tournament. Recently, former French defender Marcel Dessaily backed Upamecano to become an all-time great French defender.
The former RB Leipzig defender also had a very productive last two weeks with the French team. He helped the French team to keep clean sheets against the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland. Upamecano also scored the second goal against the Dutch side.
The Bavarian faithful will hope to see Upamecano maintain this form after the international break. Bayern is set to host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The Bavarian club needs to win this game to move back to the top of the points table. Die Roten will also face Freiburg in the DFB Pokal next week.
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Upamecano will also have a big role to play in the Champions League. Bayern will face Manchester City in the quarter-finals in April. After doing a fine job against Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe in the previous round, Dayot Upamecano will look to keep Erling Haaland quiet when Die Roten faces Man City. The French defender excelled under Julian Nagelsmann. Considering his overall quality and form this season, he will certainly be a key player for Thomas Tuchel.