In the summer of 2022, FC Bayern lured a defensive star from Ajax Amsterdam to Munich in Noussair Mazraoui on a free transfer. A real transfer coup, especially since the 25-year-old right-back even earned a regular place at the end of October after initial difficulties – then a stubborn injury followed and great disillusionment with the Moroccan.
Almost two months ago, Noussair Mazraoui returned to FC Bayern team training after a pericarditis that put him out of action for a long time minute added. A circumstance that obviously leaves Mazraoui without a trace.
On Wednesday evening, after FC Bayern’s elimination from the Champions League was sealed, the defender was asked whether he was disappointed with his current situation, the answer left little room for interpretation.
Mazraoui tied to Bayern Munich until 2026
“Of course. Before the World Cup I was in the starting XI, now I’m fit and don’t get any playing time. I’m not even second or third choice,” quoted “goal.com” the Bayern star. It is still too early to question his future on the Isar. “But it’s not good,” Mazraoui continued.
In the 1-1 draw against Manchester City, which after the clear 0-3 in the first leg in Manchester was clearly not enough to qualify for the semi-finals of the premier class, Mazraoui was again on the bench for 90 minutes. When coach Thomas Tuchel took Benjamin Pavard off after 77 minutes, he sent Josip Stanisic to the right defensive position instead of Mazraoui. A decision that is quite surprising, since Mazraoui is much stronger offensively.
It is not yet known how the coaching team will react to Mazraoui’s statements, but the right-footer’s contract in Munich will not end until the summer of 2026. There is actually enough time to get back into position in the fight for a place in the top eleven.