Only one FC Bayern player is mentioned in a new Bundesliga leaderboard by “Kicker”, but that will soon be gone. The publication of the ranking makes it clear how big the problems in Munich’s central defense are.

Bayern’s defense problems: Bayern’s next big signing is said to be Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax Amsterdam, and Liverpool’s Sadio Mané is also said to come. A midfielder and a striker – but no defender. Although there, according to “Kicker”, there is a big quality deficit at FC Bayern. According to the new “ranking list of German football”, only one Bayern central defender is listed under “national class”: Niklas Süle, who will start at BVB in a few weeks.

Hit in the face? No Upamecano, no Hernandez, not Nianzou anyway. The new ranking of Bundesliga central defenders must seem like a slap in the face to FC Bayern, whose aim it is to have outstanding players in all positions. Especially since players are listed under “national class” who may not be known to everyone interested in football: Timo Hübers, for example. Or Piero Hincapie and Philipp Lienhart.

Strong Frankfurters: Only two players are described as “international class”: Willi Orban from Leipzig and Freiburg’s Nico Schlotterbeck (soon in Dortmund). Eintracht Frankfurt can feel best in the central defender position: three players are “national class”: Evan Ndicka, Tuta and Martin Hinteregger.

Short, compact, clear