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Bayern Munich training update: Corentin Tolisso returns, Tanguy Nianzou trains individually; Leon Goretzka & Javi Martinez still out

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Ahead of a busy February, Hansi Flick will want all the depth he can get, so thankfully some players have resumed training.

FC Bayern Muenchen Training Session And Press Conference Photo by M. Donato/FC Bayern via Getty Images

Bayern Munich faces a packed fixtures list in February with a total of six matches across all competitions to be played. With that said, it’s another crucial stretch of matches and Hansi Flick will certainly take all the depth he can get for this run-in.

Per Az’s Maximillian Koch, Bayern has welcomed back Corentin Tolisso to team training. Even though he had recently marked his return from a brief injury layover, he was dropped from the squad to face TSG Hoffenheim last week due to breaking COVID-19 protocols and guidelines to get a tattoo on his arm.

According to Bild, Tolisso also did not wear a mask when he got the tattoo and neither did the tattoo artist. This was a serious violation of the DFL’s strict guidelines and he was banned from training for the weekend. Additionally, Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed the club would fine him and donate that money to charity: “Of course, what Coco did is annoying, and of course that will have consequences. He knows he made a mistake. He will receive a fine that we will donate to charity. It’s a fine he will feel. It’s sensitive.”

Aside from Tolisso, both Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez were still out of training due to positive coronavirus tests they received at the end of last week. They are both serious doubts for Friday’s trip to Hertha Berlin, but Martinez is likely to travel with the club to Doha, Qatar for the Club World Cup. Bayern is still unsure whether or not Goretzka will travel with the team to Qatar since he has not trained for 10 days. Technically, his positive COVID result came slightly after Martinez’s. Martinez had tested positive prior to the win against Schalke in Gelsenkirchen.

Tanguy Nianzou is continuing his individual training program and he will stay in Munich to continue doing so when the rest of the squad travels to Qatar. A lingering muscular injury has plagued his time at Bayern since joining from Paris Saint-Germain, so part of his recovery is making sure he is not rushed back in any way, shape, or form to avoid reaggravating the problem in his leg.