Ancelotti - Muller still in Bayern plans

Jul 27, 2017, 00:43

Renato Sanches was excellent for Benfica and earned a big money move to Bayern Munich before starring for Portugal at Euro 2016.

However, with Antonio Conte being a serial victor and a ruthless tactician, the Italian will undoubtedly be far from impressed with what he saw in the opening stages of the game, although Marcos Alonso was able to pull one back just before the interval.

Thomas Muller showcased his strong performance by scoring twice during the Bayern Muenchen-Chelsea match in the International Champions Cup (ICC) 2017 pre-seasons games in Singapore. "When I thought about going to Munich, I looked at the squad and thought, "there are just as many stars here as at Real, the quality is the same".

"They have improved really quickly and already know our style of play and are doing a good job". He is not moving. "He played well against Chelsea and I hope he can continue to improve", Ancelotti said.

Bayern suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss to AC Milan in a Shenzhen friendly on Saturday.

"There are good things about this tour and we could have had more players after (Arjen) Robben and (Jerome) Boateng didn't make the trip, and we picked up a couple of injuries", he added.

Bayern president Karl Heinz Rummenigge suggested last week that the German champions would consider a bid in the region of €50m (£43m) would be accepted, with the potential of an initial loan move also being acceptable.

Bayern defender Mats Hummels agreed with his manager and was keen to focus on the positive aspects of the trip to Asia. "I am confident in my abilities and it was good to score two goals", said Muller when asked if he had proved his detractors wrong.

"It will be much easier to run with 15 degrees Celsius less back in Germany".