Germany Legend Philip Lahm Wants Sadio Mane’s Role Clearly Defined at Bayern Munich Amid Striker’s Dip in Form

Germany Legend Philip Lahm Wants Sadio Mane’s Role Clearly Defined at Bayern Munich Amid Striker’s Dip in Form

  • Former Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm admitted that Senegal international Sadio Mane needs a defined position to thrive
  • Sadio Mane has been moved to the wings by Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann after starting in a central role in attack in his first few games
  • Sadio Mane has failed to find the back of the net for Bayern Munich in his last 7 games for the Bundesliga giants

Sadio Mane’s sudden dip in form is beginning to worry some Bayern Munich supporters and one of them is the club’s former defender Phillip Lahm.

Mane has failed to score in his previous 7 games for the Bavarians, after netting four times in his first few games when used in the number 9 role by Julian Nagelsmann.

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Sadio Mane has failed to score in his last 7 appearances for Bayern Munich in all competitions. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein
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According to Fansided, Lahm has now blamed Mane’s recent poor performances on his recent role switch from a central position to the wings and wants the Senegalese role properly defined.

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“Mane’s qualities are out of the question. But it’s crucial that roles must be clearly assigned. I don’t see that at the moment. I currently don’t understand how the roles are defined. Everyone has to know what they have to do on the pitch.”

Lahm advised that Sadio Mane is returned to the number 9 role at Bayern Munich as he thrives best in that position than any other position.

Jurgen Klopp blamed for Sadio Mane Liverpool exit

Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder Salif Diao has blamed Jurgen Klopp for Sadio Mane's decision to leave Liverpool this summer, Liverpool Echo reports.

The Senegalese legend believed Mane decided to leave Anfield for Bayern Munich because he no longer felt the love from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

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Sadio Mane whose contract is set to expire next summer decided to call time on his Reds career after last season’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

Bayern Munich consider reshuffling its attacking lineup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Bayern Munich's coach Julian Nagelsmann could be looking to change how his team is currently set up.

The Bavarian giants have failed to win in their last four games, and new signing Sadio Mané has also failed to find the back of the net in the past four games in the Bundesliga.

Mané started his new chapter in Germany in fantastic fashion, as he scored three goals in the league in his first three games. Since then, he's only scored twice more in all competitions.