The long 2022/23 campaign will soon come to an end as the Bundesliga title race is likely to go down to the wire. Bayern Munich is currently second in the points table, one point behind arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund. Along with fighting for the league title, Bayern is also gearing up for a crucial pre-season under new head coach Thomas Tuchel.
The record Bundesliga champions have announced plans for the pre-season, which includes a trip to Asia. Bayern will resume training on July 15 at Tegernsee. After a five-day long training camp in Tegernsee, Die Roten will travel to Asia for Audi pre-season tour for three-four friendly games.
According to AZ, Bayern is set to face Manchester City and Liverpool during the pre-season tour of Asia. They will face Man City in Tokyo, while the clash against Liverpool will take place in Singapore. The games against top Premier League clubs will help Die Roten in preparations for the new season.
The pre-season training and tour will help Thomas Tuchel to implement his philosophy in the team. He had very little time in training with the players since taking over from Julian Nagelsmann at the end of March. The results have been poor for Bayern across all competitions in the past few weeks as Tuchel is still searching for his best starting XI.
The tour of Asia is also a big commercial opportunity for Bayern. Several European clubs are looking to strengthen their commercial hold in Asia since there are big fan bases in this area of the planet. Die Roten will look to make the most out of this tour to further enhance their reach in Europe by giving fans the experience of watching games live during the summer.
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Tuchel will also hope to see new faces at Bayern by the time pre-season training starts in Tegernsee. The German coach will receive a big boost during this period as Lucas Hernandez and Manuel Neuer will be ready for training after long injury layoffs. Meanwhile, Bayern will look to complete as many transfers as possible before the tour to facilitate quick integration into the team.
For now, Tuchel will hope to lift the Bundesliga title after disappointing results in the Champions League and DFB Pokal. Bayern will look to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat against Mainz when they host Hertha Berlin on Sunday. The Bavarian club needs to win all of their remaining games and hope Borussia Dortmund drop points in one game.