Bayern Munich 8-0 Schalke: an "instant transition" sees Sané and Gnabry shine
In a devastating night of football, Bayern Munich annihilated Schalke 8-0 at the Allianz Arena.
The word transition is used a lot by football clubs as a means to excuse a season-long underperformance. “Oh, we’re not bad it’s just a transition year,” cry the fans, clutching to paper straws dissolving in their hands.
Of course, all teams do need to transition – even the elite sides like Bayern. Great generations must always be replaced and younger players must come through. For most clubs this can take some time; how much time depends on how well run the club is.
Juventus have been caught in a transitionary period since losing the 2017 Champions League final, Barcelona threw away the previous season on a transition, and hell Manchester United have been in transition for seven years now. Bayern Munich, meanwhile? They just transitioned over the space of one summer window.
*remembers Leroy Sané will be playing for Bayern next season*