Bayern manager Nagelsmann confirms one of his players has been punished for drink driving.
Bayern manager Nagelsmann admits that a player has been disciplined for driving while intoxicated.
Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed that one of his team players has been punished by the club after being caught drink driving.
Nagelsmann reveals that Benjamin Pavard has been punished by the club after being caught drink driving.
Pavard was on target in Bayern’s 2-0 win over Inter in the Champions League on Tuesday, and his boss spoke about the defender after the win.
Nagelsmann addressed rumours that the France international had been fined a five-figure sum by the club and lost his driving privileges after being pulled over for drink driving.
“I think the club reacted correctly. He saw the mistake,” Nagelsmann told Amazon Prime Video. “When things happen, you have to let them rest at some point. If the necessary penalty has been imposed, then that’s good.”
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Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has added on Pavard being stopped by police: “That was eight weeks ago. We finished it on the same day or two days later. [Since then he’s] made outstanding games, today he showed you what kind of player he is and played it down confidently. We’ve clarified that for a long time. That’s why it’s not worth mentioning.”
Pavard has not had the easiest time at Bayern recently and is facing an uncertain future. The defender has spoken about his struggles with depression during the lockdown and admitted he held talks over a move away in the summer. Pavard is also facing real pressure for his place from summer signing Noussair Mazraoui and is out of contract in 2024.
Bayern has scored in each of their last 22 home Champions League games, setting a new club record in the competition.
The Bundesliga champions are back in action on Saturday at Hertha Berlin.