At this point, it is pretty safe to say that Bayern Munich is ready to do battle with just about anyone — or anything.
Aside of trouncing Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica over the past week, the Bavarians are circling the wagons and ready to take on all comers.
COVID-19, you want some of this? Manager Julian Nagelsmann is going punch-for-punch with a case of the coronavirus. Something tells us that he will be back longboarding to practice in no time.
The Spanish legal system? Lucas Hernandez is in a court battle in hopes of avoiding prison. Picking teams in the yard for pick-up footy might get a little more interesting in the Spanish penal system if Lucas loses this scuffle.
Vegans? Bayern Munich board member “Uli” Hoeneß recently revealed that he has no time for anyone who wants to launch a threat to his ability to eat some meat.
Everyone? Benjamin Pavard is picking fights with critics, pundits, everyone on social media, and even players like Paul Pogba, Achraf Hakimi, and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Once he reads BFW, he will assuredly come for Ineednoname next.
Injury gods? They’ve already struck a few times, but you know they’ll come back....BLASTIN’ and Bayern Munich will be ready to defend itself thanks to its incredible depth.
We have not even gotten to the competition on the pitch yet, which there will surely be plenty of great opponents as this season grinds on.
That is where it seemingly (as of now) is a bit easier for Bayern Munich. Tougher obstacles will certainly be waiting ahead, but this group is battle-tested (on several fronts).
The talent is undeniable. The depth is superb. The coaching....well, that has also been pretty damn good.
Whether this squad eventually meets its potential remains to be seen, but should it fail, it will not be for a lack of tests — on and off the pitch — along the way.