Robert Lewandowski believes Bayern Munich are suffering from a lack of on-field leadership.
The German champions parted ways with head coach Niko Kovac at the start of the week and lie fifth in the Bundesliga.
Hansi Flick has been placed in charge on an interim basis but Lewandowski believes vocal guidance on the pitch isn’t enough.
“There should be a leader in each area of the team, on each line: goalkeeper, defender, one in the midfield, one in attack,” Lewandowski told Suddeutsche Zeitung.
“That would be perfect. It can’t be on one player to lead, that’s too much, that’s impossible.
“What we’re sometimes missing are commands.
“The young players are of course a little reserved, or they have a problem with the language. But I know that two or three months in a country are enough to be able to give orders. You have to expect that.”