Where things get complicated for Flick, however, is when he has to fill out the right-wing spot on his lineup card. With Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané in a heated competition for game time, the 56-year-old manager has two excellent options to man the right-flank:
One thing is clear: Kingsley Coman (24/3 goals, nine assists) is on the left wing. He is Flick’s number 1 on the wing this season. Against Cologne, the French were extra spared.
The grand piano trio had their first test of strength yesterday. After strength and sprint training, the goal was to shoot three goals. Coman, Sané and Gnabry were each in different teams. There was no clear winner, all three scored well, but when the mood was high, they looked very carefully at how the competitors score.
The wing fight is picking up speed.
While Sport Bild might be trying to make a mountain of out of a mole hill with this, Flick has managed to keep the three wingers relatively happy for most of the season. Sané had some bouts with unhappiness while relegated to the bench behind Coman and Gnabry, but the trio has been injured just enough to avoid any major conflict.
In a fixture like Der Klassiker, however, one of the players is going to feel the sting of being left out.
Who would you start against Borussia Dortmund?
What wing combo should start for Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund?
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Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry
Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sane
Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane