Jupp Heynckes’ arrival to Allianz Arena definitely has been the turnover of the season for Bayern Munich – now, they are six points clear at the top of the table and criticized Arturo Vidal is finally proving himself.
The Chile international scored the winning goal in a 3-0 win over Augsburg in the Bavarian derby and Jupp Heynckes said that he finally proved his critics wrong. After this goal, Vidal prepared the second goal of the fixture for striker Robert Lewandowski and the Polish star player scored also the final goal of the game as he took advantage of Joshua Kimmich’s pass.
The experienced German coach spoke about Vidal’s performances and his improvement as he said, according to ESPN: “I had a long talk with him two, two-and-a-half weeks ago and told him that I wasn’t pleased with his physical condition in general. I told him that if he wants to play he would have to change something. He didn’t see it exactly that way but from that point on, he has trained and behaved differently in training. This week he has trained exceptionally well.”
He also praised the scorer of two goals, Lewandowski: “I know what type of performances he is capable of from our time together at Leverkusen — the way he played today that’s how he played during my first year there, often scoring goals and full of strong running. I expect that from him.”
The Poland international now scored 13 goals in just 12 Bundesliga matches and Heynckes spoke about his importance for the team: “I see Robert in training every day. He has been a bit tired of late playing every Wednesday and Saturday. He’s an experienced player so asked his national coach not to play those two games [for Poland]. He was therefore fresh and this was noticeable in training the whole week. He’s a world-class player and world-class players must score goals every now and again.”