The international break for Bayern Munich players came to an end on Tuesday. Players are expected to arrive at Sabner Strasse on Wednesday and Thursday to begin preparations for the weekend’s big Bundesliga game against Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern had not suffered major injury problems during the international break until Tuesday. Leon Goretzka came off for Germany in the defeat against Belgium due to injury. The German midfielder is expected to have a further diagnosis of injury when he returns to Sabner Strasse on Wednesday.
According to Sky Sports in Germany, Goretzka has suffered a minor knock, and he is expected to be fit for Saturday’s Der Klassiker. The German midfielder wanted to continue against Belgium, but Hansi Flick took him off as a precaution. Flick also expects Goretzka to be on the pitch against Dortmund on Saturday.
Leon Goretzka has endured a frustrating time with injuries in the past couple of seasons. He started the season with a serious injury, which kept him out of action for more than a month. Since returning from this injury, Goretzka has enjoyed an extended run in the starting XI and delivered consistent performances.
Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich complement each other perfectly in the midfield, so Bayern needs both of them to be fit for the final phase of the season. Die Roten is competing across three competitions in the next two months, so they need all of their key players to remain fit until the end of the season.
Bayern’s medical team will assess Goretzka’s injury in the next couple of days. Thomas Tuchel will provide an update on the German midfielder in his first pre-match conference for Die Roten on Friday. Leon Goretzka will look to do everything to make it for Dortmund since the game will have a big impact on the title race. Bayern needs to win Der Klassiker to go back to the top of the points table.
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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is expected to be part of the team against Dortmund. The Cameroon forward was part of the first-team training on Tuesday. He has recovered from a back injury that kept him out against Bayer Leverkusen before the international break.
Meanwhile, Jamal Musiala was training individually on Tuesday. The young attacking midfielder is also expected to recover in time for the game against Dortmund. Thomas Tuchel will have the majority of the squad available for his first competitive game as Bayern’s head coach.