Bayern Munich midfielders Michael Cuisance and Marc Roca are in a tough spot.
Being stuck behind Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Marcel Sabitzer, Corentin Tolisso, and Jamal Musiala as midfield options in Bayern Munich’s 4-2-3-1 formation, Cuisance and Roca are really buried.
Per kicker, things are not improving, either. When the question was posed about how things change with all of the international players back on campus, the German outlet did not foresee much playing time ahead:
The first candidates for removal were Marco Roca and Michael Cuisance, whose prospects are unlikely to have improved in the past two weeks. Cuisance returned from his one-year unsuccessful loan to Olympique Marseille in the summer, a new club was not found for the French (contract until 2024). The midfielder already has his future at Bayern behind him, and the next attempt at a change will start in winter.
Roca is viewed in a somewhat more differentiated manner. The Spaniard wanted to make a new attempt under Nagelsmann in the summer, but then missed the entire preseason with an injury. Now he has to line up in midfield behind Kimmich, Goretzka, Sabitzer and Tolisso. It remains difficult for him too, despite his fine technique, positional play and quick action are considered to be in need of improvement.
Even Sabitzer, a highly-regarded and prized transfer, is having trouble breaking through, so the prospects for Cuisance and Roca truly do not look promising moving forward.