Salihamidzic' trip to Bangkok
The FC Bayern Youth Cup final Thailand was staged on 1 April, with more than 100 players born in 2001 and 2002 fighting for a coveted spot in the team to represent their country in the FC Bayern Youth Cup World Final at the Allianz Arena on 21 May. Hasan Salihamidzic had the honour of picking the ten players.
But that was not the only exciting event for the FC Bayern brand ambassador last weekend. Along with mascot Berni, he visited the local FCB fan club. Brazzo surprised more than 100 fans with the championship shield and the DFB Cup trophy. Salihamidzic and the fans went on to watch Bayern's convincing victory over Augsburg, he was interviewed live by Thai Bundesliga broadcaster PPTV, posed for photos and signed countless autographs.
New shoes for Brazzo
It was the Bosnian's turn to take photos on Sunday, when he crossed the Chao Phraya River and visited the stunning Buddhist temple of Wat Arun and the Royal Palace on a sightseeing tour. The 40-year-old then commented on his eventful career at Bangkok adidas store, where he was presented with a personalised pair of shoes. Besides the adidas products the fans were interested in having their picture taken with the 2001 Champions League winner.
The final appointment was at the public fanzone in the ultra-modern EMQuartier shopping centre. Bringing the championship shield, the cup trophy and Berni with him, Salihamidzic talked to numerous fans who immersed themselves in the history of the trophies, of the Allianz Arena and of FC Bayern displayed on multiple large boards.