Typically, Bayern Munich will do all of its major trainings at home — and then leave for a match.
However, head coach Thomas Tuchel opted not to do that for his squad’s game against FC Copenhagen. Instead, Bayern Munich travelled to Denmark and had practice, just to get a feel for a few things — including the state of the pitch at Telia Parken.
Not shockingly, Tuchel concurred with Joshua Kimmich’s assessment.
“We have to look at the pitch. I’m pleased we decided to do this with training. We decide on a game-by-game basis. There wasn’t much time. Training is being done with less intensity and tactics. For the Galatasaray game, the plan is we’ll train in Munich due to the long flight. In case the pitch isn’t as good as we’d like, then we have time (today). If needed, we’ll obviously adapt our style of play,” said Tuchel.
Bayern Munich enters as the heavy favorite — shoddy pitch or not — and Tuchel can at least feel assured that he took the necessary steps to get a gauge on how things might look in “enemy territory.”