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Right-back an area of concern for Bayern Munich as roster takes shape

FC Basel v FC Bayern München - Friendly Match Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images

Bayern Munich right-back Noussair Mazraoui is still battling his way back from a calf injury, but seems intent to play for Morocco at AFCON.

For sporting director Christoph Freund, it is good to see Mazraoui so driven to represent his county.

“Ultimately the player makes the decision. He is well on his way to recovery. We’re in close coordination with the Moroccan federation, the doctor and the coach. The most important thing is that he is really fit and nothing happens. But Nous will travel to the national team,” Freund said (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).

One player who has made a good impression during training camp is Adam Aznou. However, manager Thomas Tuchel is not so sure that the 17-year-old is quite ready for primetime just yet.

“He’s doing well, he has to remain serious. But it’s not fair to throw the boys in against Hoffenheim. We want to keep the pressure on Leverkusen, we have pressure to deliver results at FC Bayern. You can’t just throw young players in because they were very good in training, you have to be fair and patient,” said Tuchel (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).

Konrad Laimer, who featured for Bayern Munich numerous times as a right-back during the Hinrunde, is nursing a knee injury, which left Joshua Kimmich to man the position during Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw vs. FC Basel on Saturday.

Clearly, adding a player who can help bolster the depth at right-back is at the top of Freund’s task list.

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