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Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick won’t reveal plan to replace Robert Lewandowski

Hansi Flick was not quite ready to let anyone know what his lineup will be against RB Leipzig.

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When Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick got the news that his star striker Robert Lewandowski was not going to be available for up to four weeks, the sextuple-winning manager’s mind immediately started to plan how he could best line up his squad to face RB Leipzig.

Unfortunately, Flick was not quite ready to reveal the solution to his problem at his weekly press conference.

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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is one of the options Hansi Flick could use to replace Robert Lewandowski.
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“These are situations that you have as a coach. I feel sorry for the player, I would like to have all the players there,” said Flick (as captured by “That Robert is an important player is clear. We have to look at how we solve it and have players who can play that position. It’s a challenge for all of us, and we’ll rise to it.”

The obvious choice to step in for many folks is back-up striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, but there is also a strong contingent of people calling for Serge Gnabry or Thomas Müller to start up-top.

Flick, however, was not quite ready to share his plans.

“With an injury, it is always difficult to say in detail when he will return. Choupo has shown his qualities, he is definitely an option,” Flick said. “I’ll leave it open as to how we absorb that.”

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