Matthijs de Ligt ‘growing agitated’ due to lack of game time at Bayern Munich: Reports
Matthijs de Ligt joined German club from Juventus
A story by BILD this morning claims that Matthijs de Ligt is appearing increasingly agitated and walked away from the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night. De Ligt has been a substitute player in the Bundesliga, but against Manchester United, Bayern attempted to complete the game without him.
Bayern Munich are presently tied for second place in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen after an amazing 4-3 victory over Manchester United in their debut Champions League match. Still, things are not going well for one player.
Sven Ulreich, the custodian, was not pleased with Bayern’s new defensive pairing of Dayot Upamecano and Kim Min-jae, but they appear to be getting better each week. Bayern have only given up four goals in four Bundesliga matches so far this season; if they can maintain this level of play, it will become more and more difficult to break up this duo.
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Although Upamecano hasn’t always displayed the ability that we both understand he has, he was excellent versus United as his speed and power effectively countered the English team’s forward purpose. Although they gave up a few careless goals, Upamecano dominated the game from the back.
Although Kim Min-Jae took a bit longer to get going than we had anticipated, he has steadily progressed and now appears at ease playing on the left side of the centre-back combo. It’s important to keep in mind that Kim Min-Jae is still adjusting after moving to South Korea from Napoli during the summer transfer window.
Regrettably for de Ligt, it appears that the only way he will get meaningful playing time is if one of the players gets hurt. It’s understandable why the player is frustrated after only getting to play 36 minutes in four Bundesliga games.
Matthijs de Ligt was relied upon during the title-winning run of the previous year. He was acquired from Juventus in a €67 million deal. Last year, he consistently played in the starting lineup, appearing in 43 games overall.