Jupp Heynckes is sure that it was a big failure of his club not to sign Timo Werner years ago – instead of that, he transferred from Stuttgart to RB Leipzig and he has become a big star there.
The former Mönchengladbach attacker returned to the Bavarian giant after Carlo Ancelotti had been sacked earlier this season and he managed to improve the results of the German champion. Heynckes is certain that Bayern should bring the very best German talents and they should have done better in Werner’s case as they failed to recognize his huge potential years ago.
Jupp Heynckes spoke about the need to make transfers like that by his current club as he said, according to ESPN: “A club like Bayern should have signed a Timo Werner from Stuttgart years ago. The best players must play — it does not matter whether they are old or young. Do you think that a Franck Ribery can always expect to play? No. When he is not on form, he will not play. As I said, you have to look after good, young players in a timely fashion. You have to challenge, speak, lead and motivate them.”
The experienced tactician added that Bayern should be able to develop their own players: “I am also of the opinion that Bayern must develop its own talented players with that special something in order to compete at the highest level. You have to remain patient, though, because it is a process that lasts many years.”
In the end, he said that some big spendings are necessary for a club like Bayern: “As a club, Bayern must be ready to sign an expensive top player. I do think Bayern has a plan and Uli Hoeness, [CEO] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and [sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic know what they want. However, the implementation is not always easy. For example, you need highly talented and competent scouts to assess players — especially young ones.”