Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, the team doctor for Bayern Munich resigned the club on Thursday with his medical team as a result of being blamed for Bayern Munich’s defeat against Porto in the Champions League.
Bayern Munich Medical Team And The Issues
The team Bayern Munich confronted Porto without players like Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, David Alaba, Javi Martinez and Mehdi Benatia, due to recent injuries. Even players like Holger Badstuber and Bastian Schweinsteiger are suffering from long term injury issues.
Head coach Pep Guardiola clearly expressed his irritations against his medical-team. And it became too visible even in the day of the match.
Müller-Wohlfahrt, is one of the finest celebrity sports doctors who has worked for legendary German tennis player Boris Becker, runner Paula Radcliffe, sprinter Usain Bolt and the German national team has worked at Bayern since 1977 resigned silently with son Kilian and Lutz Hänsel and Peter Ueblacker where the team press manager Markus Hörwick revealed they had no idea about the incident.
“After the Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Porto, the medical department was blamed due to the inexplicable reasons for the loss. The bond of trust is damaged.”
said the 72 years old celebrity doctor.
Müller-Wohlfahrt Is Both Loved And Criticized
Müller-Wohlfahrt’s method of treatment is well acclaimed in the world but even he faced few criticisms too, over it. According to few he uses some kind of injections for his players’ betterment that are illegal in some countries like USA.
coach Pep Guardiola and the medical team was in a rotten relation for quite a long period and the coach expressed his struggle with defender Jerome Boateng, where he had to replace him almost every time.
Müller-Wohlfahrt And His Past With Bayern Munich
This is not the very first time Müller-Wohlfahrt has taken the decision of resigning. He had resigned after disagreement with Jürgen Klinsmann in 2008, but returned with Jürgen’s exit after a short span of the trouble.
Now after the whole dramatic event, a very important question is getting over shadowed. How much a medical team can be responsible for a team’s performance? Injury in football is not very startling news. It happens with all.
But the players deal with it every time and the coach too has some responsibilities to work with the fact and manage the problem strategically. It is easier to blame someone else for the loss and make own self feel better. But can that solve the problem?
In the act of blaming can the coach get rid of his own share of responsibility against his team?