Mickaël Cuisance proves that he deserves more playing time
After Alvaro Odriozola, Mickaël Cuisance was the player who had played the fewest minutes in the last Bayern Munich at the start of the XI in the 2019/20 Bundesliga season. The young Frenchman had something to prove and his impressive demonstration was rewarded with a splendid objective. Offensively, the Strasbourg native was splendid, highlighting his talent as a playmaker and his quick feet. At 21 in August, Cuisance is far from being a complete product. Defensively, he lacks speed in his interceptions and tackles, but offensively he proves why Bayern decided to try his luck last summer.
With the rumor that Thiago and Corentin Tolisso are leaving Munich this summer, does Bayern have their potential replacement in Cuisance? I’d say the Frenchman should have more playing time next year. The big question mark when he arrived in Munich was not his talent but his sometimes disturbing attitude. Off the field, Cuisance did not complain about the lack of playing time and behaved like a complete professional. With the recent success of Alphonso Davies, it would be understandable if Bayern decided to continue the trend of giving young players more playing time. Could the 2020/21 season be the breaking season for Cuisance?
A team full of accomplished professionals
Borussia Dortmund lost to Hoffenheim in big numbers, Köln gave Bremen their biggest win of the season, and Schalke continued their dreadful form with another big loss to Freiburg. These large losses are to be expected. None of the Ruhr teams mentioned above had anything to play for, and the last game of the season is one that usually has big scores and some upheavals.
In Wolfsburg, however, Bayi Munich of Hansi Flick was as usual.
Having nothing to play, Bayern Munich showed why it was a team driven by an extremely winning mentality. Sixteen straight wins are just unbelievable, and that becomes even more fascinating when you consider the problems faced by the team during the Hinrunde. It becomes almost repetitive to congratulate Hansi Flick, as everything about his tenure as Bayern Munich coach has already been said.
He transformed Bayern into a creative, energetic and dominant football team, which is currently one of the best in the world. Bayern Munich are the worthy winner of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season and will have to do their best to maintain this record form until August and the restart of the Champions League.
A one-team league
Whether you like to hear it or not, the Bundesliga became a top team league in the 2010s. Bayern Munich’s (deserved) dominance at the top is something I have already written. While it is important to realize that we are living across the most dominant sides of Bayern Munich nationally, it is also important to think about what went wrong in Europe.
Since Bayern regained the Bundesliga title from Dortmund from Jurgen Klopp in 2012/13, Bayern have failed to make it to the Champions League final. Whether it’s because of coaches like Carlo Ancelotti or Niko Kovac or the failure to replace Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry, the team has never been so bad that it didn’t win the league comfortably ( apart from last season). When Bayern weakened, no one was there to replace them.
Real Madrid and Barcelona met, Liverpool at Manchester City, Bayern in 2012/13 had Dortmund and in the 1970s Bayern had Borussia Mönchengladbach. Who can regularly compete with them now?
Wolfsburg was in sixth place before today’s game, Bayern comfortably first, and the Bavarians had nothing to play and decided to rest some players. Despite this, Bayern won comfortably against Wolfsburg, who lost his place in the Europa League against Hoffenheim. This game embodies the dominance of Bayern.
It’s a sign of Bayern’s extreme strength but also a sign of concern.