As Bayern Munich comes face-to-face with Werder Bremen in the DFB Pokal semis, Niklas Süle will be absent from the Bavarian squad due to a suspension he picked up during the quarterfinal victory against Heidenheim — the maiden red card of his career resulted in his omission from the squad for the first time since he joined the club. Süle commented:
I’ve now gotten my first red card in my career. I have to cope with the situation and keep my fingers crossed while watching the game from home.
This situation has led to the reunion of Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng in the back line, which has been quite rare under Niko Kovač. In the wake of this scenario, one leading daily from Munich speculates that the Wednesday’s contest might be the duo’s final match together, since (at least) one of them is likely to leave the club at the end of the season. According to AZ, the curtain has already fallen halfway for Hummels and Boateng in Munich. The Pokal match might be their final chance to show how much spark they have when they line up together.
Throughout the season, Süle has seemed more solid than the World Champions, and it is evident that Niko Kovač would prefer the youngster in the defense in the upcoming games. Hence, the chances of seeing the duo together again are very dim.
Is it time to bid them adieu yet?