Four ?What ifs? that could have changed Bayern Munich?s season - football

Four ?What ifs? that could have changed Bayern Munich?s season



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Any club could play the ?What if? game, but Bayern Munich?s set of ?What ifs? might be more intriguing than those of any other club this season. Any season could be dissected to the point where a fan is left asking ?what if? about any number of scenarios involving their favorite club or team.
Bayern Munich is no different.
Whatever the ultimate legacy is for the 2019/20 edition of Die Rekordmeister, there are several important ? okay, some might not be that important ? situations or scenarios that left a lasting impact on the Bavarians. Rather than beat around the bush any longer, let?s get down to figuring out what situations set the course for this season in Munich.

What if...Bayern Munich never accepted Philippe Coutinho on a loan assignment"
You could make a strong case that Niko Kovac?s demise started the minute Hasan ?Brazzo? Salihamidzic picked up his phone to make a call to FC Barcelona. Sure, Coutinho is a nice player and he certainly has some flashy skills, but much like the situation he found himself in with Barca, Coutinho just was not a great fit in Bavaria.
Initially, some fans theorized that Coutinho would slot into the left flank and work his creative magic, but Kovac pushed him into the ?10? role and dumped club icon Thomas Müller to the bench.
The results were underwhelming to say the least.
By feeling pressure (perhaps from above) to play the big-named loanee, Kovac ultimately alienated segments of the l...
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