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Kovac denies crisis rumors: 'The atmosphere is positive'

By Bulinews Team

Bayern München coach Niko Kovac has disclaimed rumors of dissatisfaction within the squad.

Niko Kovac.
Niko Kovac.Photo: IFCS - Lucas Kundigraber/CC BY 2.0
After a strong start to the season, Bayern München have fallen into a bit of a slump lately and are winless in three matches.

Bild reported yesterday the Bayern München players are growing increasingly dissatisfied with coach Niko Kovac who has been criticised for his playing style and way of rotating his squad among other things. Allegedly, James Rodriguez openly criticized Kovac in the dressing room while the Bayern München coach wasn't there.

But according to the former Frankfurt coach, who denies any problems within the squad, the story is made up.

"My player has certainly not criticized our philosophy. This is made up from the outside. I was just in the dressing room, and the atmosphere is positive. We are stable," Kovac said according to Sky Sports.

"It was written that we were already champions before we lost. And suddenly there is no philosophy behind our playing style? That can only make you smile at best," he said.

Bayern München and Kovac will take on Borussia Mönchengladbach tonight at 18.30 (UTC+2).

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