Bayern Munich will face Schalke 04 this weekend at the Allianz Arena and Thomas Tuchel is not taking any chances. In fact, Tuchel wants to make sure that the Bavarians are covered at every position.
According to Bild, there was a new player integrated into the first team drills at striker:
On Wednesday, the onlookers were amazed at FC Bayern! The fans at the fence on Säbener Straße asked themselves: Is that super striker Robert Lewandowski (34) on the training ground? A mega return from Barcelona? Of course not! But trainer Thomas Tuchel (49) tested a Lewy double in professional training.
That player? Bayern Munich II’s Grant Leon Ranos:
FCB II striker Grant-Leon Ranos was tested by Thomas Tuchel in yesterday's training session since Choupo-Moting only completed parts of team training [@BILD] pic.twitter.com/rJJSXWqtn1— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) May 11, 2023
Ranos is a contingency plan, of course, but while Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has re-joined team training, how ready he is for game action remains up for debate:
Choupo-Moting training with the team again today [ @itstheicebird]pic.twitter.com/RRaVRojIh6— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) May 11, 2023
As for some of Bayern Munich’s other injured players, Lucas Hernandez continues to work out on his own:
Macht auch weiter Fortschritte: Lucas Hernández. #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/uoIuxrXsG5— Victor Catalina (@vcatalina96) May 11, 2023
Meanwhile Manuel Neuer worked out with goalkeeper coach Michael Rechner:
Auch heute hat @Manuel_Neuer wieder individuell mit TW-Trainer Michael Rechner hinter dem Vorhang trainiert. Arbeiten für das Comeback in der neuen Saison@SkySportNews @SkySportDE— Torben Hoffmann (@Sky_Torben) May 11, 2023
Today @Manuel_Neuer again trained individually with GK trainer Michael Rechner behind the curtain. Working for the comeback in the new season @SkySportNews @SkySportDE
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