Bayern Munich will have strong squad available for Mainz

Hansi Flick will have a strong Bayern Munich squad available for the game against Mainz. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Hansi Flick will have a strong Bayern Munich squad available for the game against Mainz. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich gets a positive update on the injury front ahead of the clash against Mainz.

The short winter break for Bayern Munich players came to an end this week. The players started cyber training on Tuesday before joining up at Sabner Strasse on Wednesday. The Ruckrunde is set to kick off on Monday against Mainz at Allianz Arena.

On the injury front, Hansi Flick will be delighted with the recovery of some players. Leon Goretzka has started training with the squad after missing the last couple of games due to a minor injury. The German midfielder has established himself as a first-choice midfielder at Bayern after the departure of Thiago Alcantara in the summer.

Along with Goretzka, Javi Martinez was also spotted in the first-team training on Wednesday. The Spanish midfielder has been out for a month due to a hamstring injury. Martinez will have a big role to play in the second half of the season as games will come thick and fast. His experience will be handy when the team is looking to grind out results.

Kingsley Coman hobbled off against Bayer Leverkusen before the break. The German club breathed a sigh of relief as the injury was not serious. The Frenchman was training individually on Wednesday, so his chances of playing on Sunday hangs in the balance.

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Coman has finally found consistency in the final third over the past couple of months. He has been the most impressive attacking player for Die Roten after Robert Lewandowski. The French international will have a big role to play in the big games during the second half of the season. Flick will have to manage his workload to make sure that he doesn’t suffer injuries in the final phase of the campaign.

Niklas Sule missed training on Wednesday due to personal reasons. He is likely to be back on Thursday. The German international has also picked up form after recovering from fitness issues after the international break in November. Die Roten will be hoping to secure his and Goretzka’s future sooner rather than later.

Nianzou Kouassi is the long- term absentee for the German Champions. The French defender has endured a torrid time with injuries since joining the club in the summer. Kouassi is expected to be back in action in February.

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Die Roten ended the Hinrunde with a bang as they scored an injury-time winner against Bayer Leverkusen. December was a slog for Die Roten as they looked sluggish in all games. They somehow managed to reclaim the top spot by the end of the month. Flick’s men will need to show improvement in Ruckrunde to compete on all fronts.