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Bayern Munich to take action against unvaccinated players

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Bayern Munich is said to be taking action against unvaccinated players who have to spend time in quarantine. Julian Nagelsmann is certain that the decision on whether or not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will not destroy the cohesion of his Bayern Munich football team, but he wants to keep internal decisions out of the press.

On Friday, Joshua Kimmich was forced to miss Bayern’s shock Bundesliga loss to Augsburg. After coming into close contact with a coronavirus-positive individual and had not been vaccinated he was compelled to quarantine. And for the same reason, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Michael Cuisance have all been placed in quarantine.

According to German news site Bild, Bayern Munich has told players their salary will be withheld for time spent in quarantine if they have not been vaccinated, with accusations that several members of the squad are mulling legal action. However, head coach Nagelsmann does not believe the problem will lead to a team split.

Prior to Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Dinamo Kyiv, speaking at a press conference, he said: “It’s always a group’s distinction that you don’t always agree. In a functioning team, however, everyone has to be there for everyone. I don’t think it will break the team, we have to grow from it.”

“By not vaccinating, they are more likely to fail. But we have to be there for each other, we should grow from that. You often have conversations, if the person is positive, you have to be in quarantine as an unvaccinated person. The players are doing fine though, they are being tested. Josh could return earlier than the others because he was quarantined earlier.”

Nagelsmann did, though, add that such matters should always be an internal matter and not be played out in the press. “Of course I’m not happy that certain internals is leaked, that’s not beneficial. It’s also about private things. There are too many things that are carried outwards. But that doesn’t endanger our sporting success. It would be nicer if it was a little more closed,” he added.

“I have more fun when everything goes in the right direction. But we mustn’t make the topic too big, every club has these problems. We mustn’t project these issues too much onto the sporting side. We have moved forward in all statistical values. A week ago we were celebrated. Noise has been a part of FC Bayern for years.”