Noussair Mazraoui ate his black bread this season. Faced with competition from Benjamin Pavard and absent for several weeks due to pericarditis, his debut at Bayern was not what he hoped for. But the situation has been changing for a few weeks…
Indeed, themoroccan international (22 caps, 2 goals) has found playing time recently after having struggled almost all of the season. This Saturday, the right side even scored his first goal in Bavaria by scoring at the end of the game during the demonstration against Schalke 04 (6-0). A rise in power hailed by Hasan Salihamidzic, the sports director of the Rekordmeister.
“He has been playing very well in recent weeks and has regained the coach’s confidence. Today he scored a goal. Big class !“, praised the leader. A goal which could seem anecdotal but which will do him good for morale and which comes to reward his efforts to have finally been able to impose himself lately in the right lane of one of the best clubs in the world. Unhappy with his situation and open to a departure, will the Atlas Lion review his position following this new deal? According to rumors, he would be courted by several big clubs, including Real Madrid who would like to enlist him to compete with Carvajal, no longer very young (31 years old). But if Mazraoui continues to perform as well as in his last outings and Bayern are ready to offer him playing time on a permanent basis, there is also a good chance that he will extend the adventure in Germany.
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Indeed, finding a right-back that holds up is no small feat for many professional clubs. Salihamidzic is perfectly aware of this. During an interview with Sports 1 this Saturday, the Bosnian shared his thoughts on the 25-year-old, who took part in the Moroccan epic at the World Cupsealing his future in passing: “When we see what is happening on the full-back market, we are very happy to have Noussair Mazraoui in our team. There will be no choice but to keep it. He will stay“, proclaimed the leader. Complimentary words (and optimistic about its future!) that are anything but undeserved.
Current Bundesliga leader with 68 points but closely followed by Borussia Dortmund, only one length behind, the troops of Thomas Tuchel will give everything not to have their place blown in the last two matches, against Leipzig at home and then Cologne on the final day. For Mazraoui, lifting a trophy at the end of this particular season would necessarily be a great accomplishment.