Hernandez, who still unexpectedly holds the mantle as Bayern Munich’s most expensive transfer ever, finally got on the pitch for today’s friendly against FC Rottach-Egern in Tegernsee.
The game itself has been a major blow out, but Hernandez’s presence on the pitch should signal the dawn of a new era on the back-line for Bayern Munich. The versatile 6-footer is expected to slot in next to Niklas Süle as Bayern’s starting left center-back. Hernandez could also see time as a back-up at left-back, though Alphonso Davies has been given plenty of playing time so far this preseason at that spot.
Hernandez’s speed, aggression, and versatility are all valuable traits that Bayern coach Niko Kovac will be looking to take advantage of this season.