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Nagelsmann explains Kimmich-Müller’s plan
Bring on the BVB!
After beating Leverkusen 4-0 and Pilsen 5-0, Bayern are back in top form in time for Saturday’s competition game in Dortmund (6:30 p.m.).
But the big question for the classic: how does Julian Nagelsmann plan with Thomas Müller (33) and Joshua Kimmich (27), who will be in corona quarantine at least until Friday?
The trainer has a clear plan: “First of all, the examination, the state of health is decisive. If they can’t test free on Friday because they still have something, they won’t play on Saturday. That’s not the issue.”
But: There is still some hope, as both are currently symptom-free. Nagelsmann: “If the internal examination shows that there is no danger, we will see to what extent the five days without stress have harmed you. You shouldn’t underestimate that, but they are both players who are not prone to muscle injuries. Of course I don’t want to be without those two, but it also has to make sense.”
Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic (45) on the current condition of the two: “I spoke to them, both are actually in a good mood. They have no symptoms, they are fine.”
Leon Goretzka (27) returned to the training field immediately after being infected last week, but was initially on the bench in the first game after that against Leverkusen. Goretzka now says, “You can’t compare them. The trajectories are so different. I don’t rule out either one.”
Captain Manuel Neuer (36) admitted after the game in Pilsen that both the current infection and the one in January were symptom-free. The captain speaks candidly about the differences between his two infections: “For me it went like this: it came subliminally. I had mild symptoms. Now it was some sore throat and some nasal problems. So it wasn’t as dangerous as the first infection, then I also had chills, body aches and fever.”
Bayern must therefore hope that Kimmich and Müller still have no symptoms. Anyone who knows the two knows: of course they both want to play in Dortmund – the decision will be made on Friday!