Jupp Heynckes has criticised Bayern Munich’s failure to signal prime younger German abilities resembling Timo Werner and urged the membership to spend large on the perfect gamers if the chance arises.
Germany striker Werner, 21, joined Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig in 2016 for €10 million from Stuttgart, who on the time had simply suffered relegation from the highest flight.
“A membership like Bayern ought to have signed a Timo Werner from Stuttgart years in the past,” Heynckes mentioned.
He mentioned Werner “might have realized an important deal right here” and added: “The very best gamers should play — it doesn’t matter whether or not they’re previous or younger.
“Do you suppose Franck Ribery can at all times anticipate to play? No. When he’s not on kind, he is not going to play.
“As I mentioned, you must take care of good, younger gamers in a well timed style. You need to problem, converse, lead and encourage them.”
Since taking on from Ancelotti, Heynckes has given a first-team debut to reserve-team striker Kwasi Okyere Wriedt, 23, and known as 18-year-old ahead Manuel Wintzheimer into the squad for the Champions League recreation towards Celtic.
“I’m additionally of the opinion that Bayern should develop its personal gifted gamers with that particular one thing as a way to compete on the highest stage,” he mentioned.
“You need to stay affected person, although, as a result of it’s a course of that lasts a few years.”
Bayern president Uli Hoeness has mentioned signing gamers for a €100 million price is “unacceptable” for the German champions, however Robert Lewandowski has warned on quite a few events that large signings are needed.
Whereas strongly backing youth, Heynckes mentioned Bayern must spend large sooner or later if needed.
“As a membership, Bayern have to be able to signal an costly prime participant,” he mentioned.
He acknowledged that the switch market is tough, although, saying: “I do suppose Bayern has a plan and Uli Hoeness, [CEO] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and [sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic know what they need. Nonetheless, the implementation will not be at all times simple. For instance, you want extremely gifted and competent scouts to evaluate gamers — particularly younger ones.”
Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. Observe him on Twitter: @LovellLowdown.