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Niklas Süle talks training ground intensity and practice brawl

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Bayern Munich’s sturdy center back gave some insight on why it is not shocking that such a dust-up might happen during practice on Säbener Strasse.

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The fallout from the training grounds fight this week between Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman has been settled among the coach and players alike. While still a hot button topic with the media, SportBild asked Niklas Süle — one of the first Bayern Munich players to jump into the brawl in hopes of breaking up the fisticuffs — to give his account on why the fight might have occurred.

The two of them know that they shouldn’t hit each other in the mouths in training. Emotion is part of that. We’re a vibrant group, so fights can arise. But what they both did isn’t appropriate.

Süle, who stands at 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, tried to separate the combatants, but found himself in need of some help from Jerome Boateng and others because of the tenacity and aggression shown by Lewandowski and Coman. According to SportBild, Süle said the next quote with a bit of a wry smile:

I tried to use my body, but it’s not so easy when the mood is so aggressive.

Still, Süle backed up Kovac and said that everyone has apologized and moved on.

You shake hands afterwards and then it’s done.

All things considered, the quick action of Süle and the managerial reaction of Kovac seem to ensure that there will not be any lingering effects of the fracas in the locker room.