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Julian Nagelsmann says Bayern Munich midfielders Marc Roca and Michael Cuisance aren’t bad, but not good enough for the lineup yet

It will not be easy for Marc Roca or Michael Cuisance to break into the Bayern Munich lineup.

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Many fans have been left wondering when Marc Roca was going to get a chance to prove himself or if Michael Cuisance was going to have the opportunity to showcase himself to a potential suitor.

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann indicated that the duo is good — and he means it. They just are not good enough to break into Bayern Munich’s game day lineup just yet:

#Nagelsmann to #SGFFCB with a clear answer to the question of why #Roca and #Cuisance didn’t make the matchday squad for the second time in a row: “They didn’t train badly, but also not in such a way that they could have displaced others.” #FCBayern

With Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and Marcel Sabitzer as the primary options in the central midfield, while Corentin Tolisso, who is currently injured, would also be ahead of Cuisance and Roca on the depth chart.

The squad’s versatility also is not helping Cuisance and Roca as Jamal Musiala, Thomas Müller, Tanguy Nianzou, and Josip Stanisic have all played different roles in the central midfield at one point or another as well.