It can be assumed that one of the goals for Bayern Munich in acquiring Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus over the summer transfer window was to give Julian Nagelsmann three terrific options at center-back.
In addition, the coach has a trio of players who could also be interchangeable pieces that can be used seamlessly in any combination.
For Upamecano, the chance to be a part of such a three-headed monster on the backline has been great. The Frenchman thinks he is able to work with both De Ligt and Hernandez effectively without missing a beat.
“I like playing with both Matthijs and Lucas. Matthijs exudes a lot of confidence, he’s an important player for us. Lucas is a close friend. We try to keep a clean sheet in every game. I feel comfortable with Matthijs and also with Lucas,” Upamecano said (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
The threesome is certainly a great luxury for Nagelsmann to work with, even if Hernandez has been out of action due to an injury. Having three world-class options at center-back has already proven to be valuable and will definitely be an asset during the grind of this World Cup season.