Bayern Munich midfielder set to miss first Euros game for Germany

Bayern Munich midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic will miss the Friday’s Euros opener against Scotland due to an infection caused by a recurring tonsillitis.
Bayern Munich midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic set to miss first Euros game for Germany.
Bayern Munich midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic set to miss first Euros game for Germany. / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

The Euros will be an incredible experience for Aleksandar Pavlovic. The young midfielder got into Julian Nagelsmann’s squad after a brilliant breakthrough season at Bayern Munich. Pavlovic made his debut for Germany in the friendly game against Ukraine on June 3. The youngster had the debut for Germany delayed since he missed friendlies in March due to tonsillitis.

It looks like a similar issue is going to delay Pavlovic’s Euros debut for Germany. According to Sky Sports in Germany, Pavlovic will miss Germany’s opener against Scotland on Friday due to an infection caused by recurring tonsillitis.

The youngster will join the German squad in training after the game against Scotland, provided he is completely recovered from the infection. Pavlovic will reportedly bring an end to this recurring issue by undergoing surgery in the summer to remove the tonsils.

Pavlovic will hope that the infection is not severe and the recovery allows him to be available for Germany’s remaining games of the tournament. He is not a starter for Nagelsmann in the midfield, but being a part of the squad for a big tournament will aid his development.

Bayern Munich do a U-turn on Mathys Tel’s participation in the Olympics

The 2024/25 is expected to be a big season for Mathys Tel at Bayern Munich. The French forward will get an adequate amount of game time next season with the departure of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. He will likely be the backup option to Harry Kane in the number nine position.

Tel’s pre-season was expected to be truncated since he was included in the French team for the Olympics. Thierry Henry had confirmed Die Roten had given the green signal for his participation. However, Bayern have done a U-turn and decided to not release Tel for the Olympics.

The 19-year-old striker will get adequate time to recharge his batteries and be part of the entire pre-season training at Bayern. Tel was the super substitute for Die Roten last season, scoring goals at a good rate from the bench. He will look to start more games next season as part of the next step in his development.

Meanwhile, Kingsley Coman returned to full fitness and played for France in the friendly game against Canada. The French forward has been out on the sidelines since the start of April due to an injury. He worked hard to be fit for the Euros. Bayern are hoping to cash in for him this summer as they look to rebuild the squad after a disappointing trophyless campaign.