Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel has been felled by an illness and missed his second consecutive day of training with the squad per Abendzeitung journalist Maximilian Koch.
The word is that Tuchel has the flu, which — if true — should keep him away from the squad until he is fully healthy. The last thing that Bayern Munich needs at this point is a sickness ripping its way through the locker room:
Coach #Tuchel (flu) is still missing from training. It is unclear whether he can sit on the bench on Saturday. #FCBayern
Goretzka doing some strength work
Unable to convince Thomas Tuchel that he deserves a regular role in the starting XI, Leon Goretzka is doing some extra work to get that “beach bod”:
Leon Goretzka also does another short individual session. Focus: strength training.
Goretzka will be at the center of a key lineup decision this weekend against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Goretzka, Alphonso Davies, Raphaël Guerreiro, and Aleksandar Pavlović are intertwined in competing for two spots that are connected thanks to the lack of clarity on where Tuchel (if he coaches) might use Guerreiro (left-back or central midfield).
Neuer returns to training
After a one day absence to rest, Manuel Neuer was back working out:
Manuel Neuer, who missed training yesterday due to pressure management, is back with the goalkeepers today. #FCBayern
Gnabry, Buchmann train individually
Serge Gnabry and Tarek Buchmann worked out individually in hopes of getting back to full strength:
Serge Gnabry and Tarek Buchmann are also training individually today. #FCBayern
Serge Gnabry has resumed training with the ball for the first time since his muscle injury [ fcb] pic.twitter.com/lF2HujH3Hd— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 1, 2024
In addition, Daniel Peretz was also putting in some individual work:
Daniel Peretz (inner band) is doing his first catching exercises with the ball again. #FCBayern
Zaragoza was there, but did not train
Bryan Zaragoza arrived from Spain, but had too much going on to train:
Upamecano working hard
Bayern Munich center-back Dayot Upamecano is pushing himself to get back to full health:
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