Created on 17-01-2020 at 15:00 PM
Two days ahead of the first game in the second half of the season at Hertha Berlin, the injury situation at FC Bayern has continued to “ease” as coach Hansi Flick revealed on Friday. For the first competitive match after the winter break, Flick can count on Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry being available. Lewandowski is "close to being 100 per cent, he's an absolute professional. He's worked very hard," said Flick after today's training session. The striker does not "have any pain" and is "absolutely right" following his groin operation before Christmas.
"Off to Berlin in good spirits"
Flick can also count on Serge Gnabry for the game against the team currently lying twelfth in the Bundesliga. The Germany international was unable to train with the team at the training camp in Doha due to problems with his Achilles. However, in the last two days the offensive all-rounder has completed every session and is available again for the record champions in Sunday’s game at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. "We are happy to have more options again and we're off to Berlin in good spirits," added Flick.
Flick is also confident about the injured players. World Cup winner Lucas Hernandez is "most advanced" and next week he should return to full training "step-by-step". In contrast, Javi Martinez and Kingsley Coman need "a bit longer", declared Flick. The target is, "to have everyone back by the end of February or the start of March when the busy run of fixtures starts."