On Wednesday evening (9 pm), for the start of the Champions League campaign at the Allianz Arena against Manchester United, a poster that reminds of the surprising final of 1999, Mathis Tell will surely be back on the bench, before the holder center Is in place of. Back to Harry Kane. But since the start of the season, the native of Sarcelles, in the northern suburbs of Paris, trained at the Stade Rennais, has missed no chance to impress in Munich.
“It just gives more juice, every practice, every game. He has developed very well and it is a pleasure to watch him,” praised Joshua Kimmich, one of the leaders of the Munich locker room and Bayern captain, when Thomas Müller was not on the field.
Despite limited playing time and late entries – most of the time in the last quarter of an hour – Tell already has two goals and one assist in four league matches this season. On the first day in Bremen, he came on ten minutes after coming into the game to complete the Munich performance (4–0), while all eyes were on Harry Kane’s debut.
Just before the international break, when Bayern were being mishandled on the Gladbach pitch, he gave his team the victory (2–1, 87′) just six minutes after coming on. And on Friday, for the shock against Bayer Leverkusen (2-2), he became the decisive passer to Leon Goretzka at the end of the match.
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“Mathis is really on the right track, he is a very good young player. He is positive and he accepts his role. He wants to learn in every training session and has decided to establish himself at Bayern. I’m very happy he’s at Bayern. And he is also happy with us,” said Christoph Freund, the new sporting director of the Bavarians, who won their 11th consecutive German champion title in 2023, after the last match. ”He still has the juice, he wants to score goals,” praised Thomas Muller, the third top scorer in the club’s history (235) after Robert Lewandowski (344) and Gerd Muller (568).
Since his transfer from Rennes, Tell has played 718 minutes scoring eight goals, or an average of one goal every 90 minutes. He thus pushed Cameroonian center forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting into third place in Bayern’s center forward hierarchy.
And this season, he will continue his training at a very high level with one of the best players in the world in his position, Harry Kane, the second top scorer in the history of the English Championship and the best director of the English selection (59 goals). ,
Tell was able to count on the club’s support at the beginning of the season, when he was the victim of racist comments on social networks after his performance at the forefront of the Munich attack in the German Super Cup against Leipzig.
“Whoever writes such racist and disgusting things is not a Bayern supporter. Matthysse, we are behind you and you have our full support, Bayern condemned. The support was appreciated by the striker: “Thank you to my real Bavarian family and everyone who supports me,” he responded on his Instagram account.