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FC Bayern – News and rumours: No starting eleven guarantee for the cup hero



Julian Nagelsmann wants to keep all options open for the starting eleven.

According to coach Julian Nagelsmann, FC Bayern does not have a starting eleven guarantee for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting either, despite his recent strong performances. A decision on reinforcements in the attack is said to have been made. The news and rumors from Munich can be found here.

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FC Bayern – News: No starting XI guarantee for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Two games, three goals and two assists: Despite his outstanding record, Bayern Munich’s new goalkeeper Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is threatened with the bank’s place in the Bundesliga game at TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday (3:30 p.m.).

“We have to see. He’s not in the rhythm after all this time and can’t play 70 or 80 minutes every three days,” said coach Julian Nagelsmann after the 5-2 (1-1) win in the DFB Cup at FC Augsburg .

There, Choupo-Moting played a key role in the record winner’s entry into the round of 16 with two goals and one assist. Before that, the 33-year-old trumped in the Bundesliga top game against SC Freiburg (5-0). In both games he totaled 150 minutes – almost as many as in the previous 15 games of the season (167 minutes).

“Choupo did very well again, like against Freiburg. He continued his training performance, which is not so easy,” praised Nagelsmann: “We are very happy that he is in our squad.”

However, the attacker’s contract expires in the summer. “Let’s let Choupo play a bit now,” said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic: “He does it very well, we know what we have in him – and he, what he has in us.”

FC Bayern – Rumor: No new center forward in winter

Since the departure of Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern has been discussing whether a new centre-forward is needed in the record champions’ squad. Now, at least for the rest of the season, a decision should have been made on this matter.

As picture reported that the club management around board boss Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic decided not to sign a new nine in the winter transfer window either.

Accordingly, the squad on the offensive has enough quality to achieve the goals set in the current season.

The newspaper goes on to say that this decision also has something to do with the fact that Thomas Müller was recently more active on the front friend. In addition, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting has recently played a good role in the center forward position.

Honorary President Uli Hoeneß recently fueled the discussion again and explained that the current team is missing a nine.

FC Bayern – Rumor: The plan with Lucas Hernández

Central defender Lucas Hernández is said to be on the verge of returning to Bayern Munich’s team training after tearing a muscle bundle in the game against FC Barcelona in September.

Again table football reported, the stated goal is to get him fit again for the World Cup in Qatar. It was therefore agreed with the French national coach Didier Deschamps that Hernández should play in the last two Bundesliga games of the calendar year against Werder Bremen (November 8) and Schalke (November 12) before L’Équipe tricolore .

In addition, the trade journal reports on plans to extend the contract with Hernández, which expires in 2024, ahead of time. It is said that the 26-year-old’s advisor has already been spoken to. Hernández switched from Atletico Madrid to the Isar for the 2019 season for a Munich record transfer fee of 80 million euros.

FC Bayern Munich: The next games

meeting Opponent contest location
October 22, 3:30 p.m TSG Hoffenheim Bundesliga away
October 26, 9 p.m Barcelona FC Champions League away
October 29, 3:30 p.m FSV Mainz 05 Bundesliga home