Browsing Mario Mandzukic

Transfer Rumors 2014 – Arsenal Interested in Karim Benzema & Mario Mandzukic

Posted on 15 May, 2014, by in Soccer

Last season was the perfect example of how much Arsenal need a better, or at least another striker. Spending is no longer taboo, so it’s not surprising to learn of the team’s interest in Karim Benzema of Real Madrid and if that doesn’t work out they’ll turn their attentions to Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Munich. More

Bayern Munich – Mario Götze Shows He’s Worth the Wait

Posted on 20 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

To say Mario Götze hasn’t really shown anything in Bayern Munich uniform so far would be an understatement, but there’s just too much talent between the young German’s feet to hide for much longer, and now that the injures have wore off, suddenly the European champions find themselves with a player who doesn’t need more than a second to set up the likes of Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Mario Mandzukic with easy scoring opportunities. More

Bayern Munich – Franck Ribery & Arjen Robben Solid Among All the Changes

Posted on 15 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

While Pep Guardiola might be trying too hard to change things that worked perfectly well at Bayern Munich, some things remain the same: The reliance on Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben to be the difference when things don’t work out too well for the champions, especially with their endless list of injured midfielders. More

Bayern Munich – Javi Martinez Shows Pep Guardiola Makes Mistakes

Posted on 30 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

The arrival of Pep Guardiola to Bayern Munich placed him as some sort of genius arriving into a difficult situation, trying to change too much of a perfect thing. Javi Martinez being left out early on might have been his biggest mistake, but a manager like Guardiola realizes at some point that despite all of his ego, there are some things he shouldn’t let his pride decide on. More

Bayern Munich – Mario Mandzukic Proves This Team Does Need a Striker

Posted on 18 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Very few are actually pleased with what Pep Guardiola is doing at the moment with Bayern Munich, but so far, the streak of winning and remaining undefeated lives on, as Mario Mandzukic, with so many questions about his new role in a possible ‘no-striker’ formation proved his value with the goal and being the offensive pivot for a team still trying to sort its way through a new identity. More

Bayern Munich – Pep Guardiola Trying to Change Too Much & Coming Off as Arrogant

Posted on 5 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Before playing one league match, it seems that Pep Guardiola isn’t enjoying a honeymoon or grace period with the German press, criticizing him already for losing one title for Bayern Munich and trying to change too much from something that worked close to perfectly last season. More

Bayern Munich – Arjen Robben is the Only Thing Pep Guardiola Didn’t Change

Posted on 28 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

After conquering Europe last season, opening the next one with a loss in the German Supercup was less than ideal, as the changes both forced and unforced on Pep Guardiola seemed to take a lot out of the Bayern Munich we got to know last season, while Arjen Robben, one of the few players without a positional or role change, seemed to be the only one finding life comfortable under the new manager. More

Bayern Munich – Mario Götze & Thiago Alcantara Raise Many Questions

Posted on 15 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s a good chance Bayern Munich are finally done adding players, but the arrivals of Mario Götze & Thiago Alcantara raise a lot of questions regarding the tactics Pep Guardiola is planning to use, and the future use and roles of Javi Martinez, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic. More

Bayern Munich – Mario Götze Creates a Complicated Situation

Posted on 30 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

Last season’s Bayern Munich looked as close as possible to a perfect, or complete team. The arrival of Mario Götze certainly makes them stronger, but the position he plays in sure makes it quite difficult to predict how Bayern will line up next season, and what players will be the ones paying the price for the expensive new arrival. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – Borussia Dortmund & Bayern Munich in Robert Lewandowski & Mario Mandzukic Deal

Posted on 30 May, 2013, by in Soccer

It seems Bayern Munich are really interested in adding Robert Lewandowski to their all-conquering side, which doesn’t seem to need anymore players. Yet dismantling Borussia Dortmund and adding another quality striker isn’t too bad of an idea, but in return, they might have to give up on Mario Mandzukic or Xherdan Shaqiri. More