During his weekly press conference, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick addressed what the squad will look with several players battling knocks that they picked up prior-to-or-during the latest international break.
While he would not give a hint on what his starting lineup would look like, Flick did reveal who is available and who would miss the game.
“Joshua Kimmich and Coco Tolisso are out,” said Flick. “I already have a strategy, but I won’t reveal it.”
Tolisso picked up an injury with France and there was some thought initially that his premature exit from international play was more precautionary than anything. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old, he will miss a prime opportunity for playing time with Kimmich unavailable.
With Tolisso out, the attention immediately shifted to who would line up alongside Leon Goretzka in the midfield. Would it be Javi Martinez, Marc Roca, or someone else? Flick played coy on what his plans were for Roca, who he spent time working one-on-one with earlier this week.
“Let’s wait and see how it is tomorrow,” Flick said. “(Roca) used the last two weeks and trained well.”
Interestingly, Tanguy Nianzou will dress as well, which could set the French midfielder/defender up for his first Bundesliga appearance.
“He will be in the squad tomorrow. He’s doing very well,” said Flick. “He has worked a lot on his fitness and is on the right track.”