“Every player who joins the team performs well.”
On Monday, Hansi Flick was visibly pleased with the performance of his players last shown. The Munich team is in the middle of a mammoth program and will play the champions’ away match at Lok Moscow on Tuesday night. (Champions League: Lokomotiv Moscow – FC Bayern Munich on Tuesday from 18:55 in LIVETICKER)
Above all, the premiere class should currently serve as an indicator of who the head coach is currently among the eleven strongest players, especially since he has rotated in everyday life in the Bundesliga and at the beginning of the DFB Cup.
Manuel Neuer, David Alaba, Lucas Hernández, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski are always placed under Flick.
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Niklas Süle (25) vs. Jerome Boateng (32)
Süle was last saved against Eintracht Frankfurt, but Boateng was able to show up. In the Champions League opening against Atlético Madrid (4-0), the 2014 world champion had to go on the bench and Süle played through. Both players are right-footed, which is the reason why left-footed Alaba is in a half-left position in central defense.
Boateng represented Süle excellently during his cruciate ligament fracture and played an important role in last season’s triple. Süle, on the other hand, should find his way back to his old strength and is the defensive boss of the future. Flick should continue to rotate between the two players, but Süle is still ahead and should start in Moscow.
Benjamin Pavard (24) vs. Bouna Sarr (28)
Pavard was also spared against Frankfurt. In Lisbon, he returned faster than expected after his ligament injury to his left tarsus, and he plays an important role in Flick’s plans. But Pavard is not yet in triple form and he also sees himself in central defense.
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With compatriot Sarr, a backup was signed for Pavard, who interprets his role as right-back much more offensively than ex-Stuttgart. In 271 minutes of competition so far, Sarr has already delivered three assists, Pavard is still without points. Sarr played 90 minutes against Eintracht and showed a decent match. It should be noted that he still has to get used to the level of his teammates.
Pavard is set to face Moscow, but Sarr is hanging by a thread. On SPORT1Demand tells Flick about the right-back duel: “It is always important to have quality across the board. Bouna played a good game (against Frankfurt, the editor.) For all other players, it is always important to see that there is someone who is also right. “Well. It can tickle a percent or two. If so, I’m perfectly happy.”
Kingsley Coman (24) vs. Leroy Sané (24)
Coman went into his golden goal in the Champions League final into the new season and has scored two goals and provided two assists in five competitive matches so far. Coman looks fit, has become much more determined and efficient in front of the goal and receives enormous support from Flick.
Although Sané scored from the right flank against Frankfurt and the girls players repeatedly switched, Sané had to win against Coman on the left. The German international celebrated his comeback on Saturday against Hesse after being out for three and a half weeks due to a capsule injury in his right knee. Bayern want to lead Sané carefully and under no circumstances risk a renewed injury. Regarding the new signing from Manchester City, Flick said on Monday: “There is still room for improvement with him.”
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Coman should start against Moscow. Sané was not required as a backup. But he must win especially in defensive work. When he stopped against Frankfurt after losing the ball, there was a high volume from Flick.
Serge Gnabry (25) vs. Douglas Costa (30)
“He’s always a starting eleven. We’re glad he’s back,” Flick announced after Gnabry was absent from the team for the past five days due to a wrong Corona test. Against Moscow, he is part of the team again and shoots back to the starting line after a short break and training at home.
Costa indicated against Frankfurt that he could be a revival for the Bayern team with his speed and wealth of tricks. But he still lacks a bond with his new teammates. Gnabry is the wingman of the future and was in good condition until his Corona break. On Monday, he resumed team training. But Costa puts pressure on him and can start again against Moscow.