International breaks always represent a good time for clubs to give young players a chance to train with the first team.
Before COVID-19 talk was all the rage (again), Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann called four youth players into the first team training sessions. Bild compiled a “Getting to know...” type piece with some basic notes on the youngsters:
Grant-Leon Mamedova (18): Striker Hope! Came to the U-16 from Dortmund in 2018. Extended in April to 2023. The German-Armenian scored three times in four games in the U19 Bundesliga. Already two short assignments with the amateurs.
Justin Janitzek (17): Just signed a contract until 2024! The central defender is the captain of the U19, 1.92 meters tall and left-footed. The German U18 international came from VfB Stuttgart in 2018. Campus boss Holger Seitz (47) raves: “Justin is one of the top talents in his class in his position.”
Lucas Copado (17): Type of smaller and agile striker — like his father Francisco. Grandson of former Bayern player Anton Schrobenhauser (66). Nephew of sports director Hasan Salihamidzic (44). Signed through 2024! After a broken thumb, five season games for Bayern II (one goal, two assists) and two for the U19 in the UEFA Youth League. Plays with Janitzek in the DFB-U18. Nagelsmann cares a lot about Copado.
Manuel Kainz (19): The 1.90-meter man has the same first name as Captain Neuer and is also in the gate. Contract through2022. Came in 2015 from SC Eintracht Freising (44 km away), went through the youth teams on campus and has been with the amateurs since summer. Kainz was in goal four times in the Regionalliga Bayern, competing there with mini-new Christian Früchtl (21) and Lukas Schneller (19). Due to the injury of Sven Ulreich (33 / torn ligament in the right knee) at Nagelsmann, he is currently often the third goalkeeper behind Früchtl.
Some other players who were called in to training were Leon Fust, Taylor Booth, and Angelo Brückner. Nagelsmann also called in veteran Bayern Munich II players Maximilian Welzmüller and Nicolas Feldhahn.