David Alaba suffered from tendon irritation that kept him sidelined last weekend and he will probably be rested this weekend in Bayern Munich’s clash against Wolfsburg. He trained individually today, but Niko Kovač won’t risk another injury ahead of Liverpool game. In the event that Alaba misses Bayern’s next game, Rafinha will probably jump in at left-back.
The Austrian himself remains confident that his appearance in Champions League against Liverpool is not in doubt, and that he will most certainly be on the starting lineup. Alaba said,
It’s an irritation that has built up over the past weeks. I don’t want to rush for Wolfsburg, but I’m not worried about the Liverpool game.
That was a big surprise for me and for many of us. Certainly a harsh decision, considering what the three have done for the national team and the experience they contribute. That’s why the whole thing may not have been ideal
Alaba is confident that the Bayern trio can still perform at the highest level. He continued,
At that age, you are still in your prime as a footballer! At FC Bayern they bring with them their achievements; they are among the leading players. We have the three best center-backs in Germany — and Thomas Müller, a player who shows time and time again that he is one of the world’s best.
Alaba says that it is hard for him to imagine the German national team without the Bayern trio, but adds that it is ‘‘the decision of the DFB.”
An interesting weekend is ahead of us. Bayern meets Wolsburg while Borussia Dortmund faces Stuttgart. The battle over Bundesliga continues and it will be interesting to see how Kovač plays the rejected trio, and how they cope with the latest events.