Created on 26-06-2013 at 00:00 AM
They’re back, determined to maintain the momentum that brought Bayern a treble triumph in 2012/13! At two minutes past five on Wednesday, the stars and new coach Pep Guardiola emerged onto the Allianz Arena turf for the first workout of the new campaign. A crowd of around 10,000 and 180 accredited reporters – the usual number for a Bundesliga match – watched Pep put his men through their paces.
The squad on the day featured 16 senior squad members - Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer, Franck Ribéry, Thomas Müller, Toni Kroos, Mario Gomez, Jérôme Boateng, Rafinha, Diego Contento, Jan Kirchhoff, Tom Starke, Emre Can, Mitchell Weiser, Lukas Raeder, Patrick Weihrauch and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – plus a clutch of talented youngsters from the FC Bayern junior team: Rico Strieder, Benno Schmitz, Alessandro Schöpf, Daniel Wein, Julian Green, Vladimir Rankovic and Ylli Sallahi. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Götze were absent with injury.