As expected, Bayern Munich will have to do without Thomas Müller in addition to Manuel Neuer on their trip to Asia. “He has certain hip problems,” said CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen, so the veteran will skip the “exhausting” trip from Monday to August 3rd.
“Because of his position and his standing in Asia, he would have done us good from a commercial point of view,” said Dreesen, but: “We want a healthy Thomas, the focus is on sport.” Captain Neuer is absent so that he can fully concentrate on working on his comeback.
Coach Thomas Tuchel had announced that he wanted to “take little account of the weather and the time change” on the trip with test matches against Manchester City, Kawasaki Frontale and Liverpool FC. The players should “get enough kilometers on their feet” for the start of the season.