Bayern Munich will be without left-back Alphonso Davies for a few weeks. The 21-year-old Canadian suffers from “slight heart muscle inflammation”, as coach Julian Nagelsmann announced before the Bundesliga away game at 1. FC Köln on Saturday (3.30 p.m. in the BR radio live report). Shortly before, Davies had contracted the corona virus. That was “modest to extremely crappy,” said Nagelsmann. The disease was diagnosed after a follow-up examination. He could not say whether Davies’ heart muscle inflammation was 100 percent due to Corona, “but there is a likelihood that it comes from Corona”. Ultimately, what is decisive for him is “that he is not available for an indefinite period of time. It’s not that dramatic, but it has to heal, it takes a certain amount of time.”
Neuer and Tolisso before starting eleven comeback
After all, Manuel Neuer, Leroy Sane, Dayot Upamecano, Omar Richards, Corentin Tolisso and Tanguy Nianzou, who were recently infected with Corona, are returning to the squad of the German record champions in Cologne. However, Nagelsmann only promised goalkeeper and captain Neuer as well as Tolisso from the start. The rest are “on the mend, but not ready to play from the start.”
Goretzka will not be operated on for the time being
Bayern still have to do without Lucas Hernandez (Corona), Josip Stanisic (torn muscle) and Leon Goretzka, who will not be operated on for his knee injury for the time being. “We’re trying drug therapy. In nine days we’ll see how the knee reacts and then take new steps,” said Nagelsmann. In addition, Kingsley Coman, who extended his contract in Munich on Thursday, is still out – but not because of his corona infection, but because of the consequences of a muscle injury. Because of the personnel problems, Nagelsmann again called up the two talents Paul Wanner and Lukas Copado in the squad for Cologne.
Jensen commitment is approaching
Meanwhile, the commitment of another talent could be imminent. Nagelsmann praised the top Danish talent Jonathan Asp Jensen. “It’s good that we make such transfers, bind young good talents to us early on, just to be a little more creative than maybe one or the other club,” said the coach of the German soccer champions on Friday in Munich.Asp Jensen is definitely a good talent, but he’s an option for the youngsters, Nagelsmann said. It is a long way to assert yourself with the pros at FC Bayern Munich. According to media reports, Munich are about to sign the midfielder, who turned 16 on Friday. The transfer fee for the FC Midtjylland player is said to be in the region of one million.
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