Hainer, Kahn and Salihamidzic react to the Ballon d’Or awards
There was a strong Bayern presence at the 2022 Ballon d'Or ceremony as a new award was presented in homage to a club legend, there was a special prize for Sadio Mane, and excellent finishes by FCB players in the award rankings.
Reaction to the Ballon D'Or
Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic was present in Paris and said: "Sadio Mane is an absolutely world-class player and is a unique character. He's proven himself as one of the most impressive attacking players in the Premier League and Champions League. He's already a very important part of our team. That's why I'm delighted for him. Sadio deserves to be recognised as one of the best players in our game. But despite all the success, he's always remained a humble guy, who looks after others, feels responsible for others and supports them. That's also the reason why he received an award for his social and charity work. You want to have a player like him and with his qualities in your team. I'm convinced Bayern will have great moments in the future with Sadio, and Sadio with us. We're also delighted for Jamal Musiala. He also earnt it. Our team is already unimaginable without him, even at his age. That's an amazing achievement. Being among the best three young players in the world is just reward and also a duty to continue the path he's taken at Bayern just as sensibly, professionally and with the commitment he has done. That's his task now, and we'll all support him in that. We're very proud of Jamal. And it's also clear that his development isn't done yet. There's still room for improvement, and we're looking forward to that."