Süle working on getting fit for the Champions League
The FC Bayern players are enjoying their holidays and Säbener Straße is actually pretty quiet right now. There is, however, one person who is working hard every day. Following his cruciate ligament rupture, Niklas Süle is currently doing everything he can to be ready when the squad gets together to prepare for the final phase of the Champions League. He's even sacrificed the days off that coach Hansi Flick granted his team after winning the cup final.
Sprinting, jumping, shooting practice
"Niklas is not having any time off. He also wanted to train himself, which I think is a good thing. He has a lot of catching up to do," Flick explained. Süle spent about 60 minutes completing numerous intensive and strenuous exercises under the guidance of fitness and rehab coach Simon Martinello. These included resistance band training, jumping over cones and poles, and burying a number of balls in the back of the net.
One eye on Champions League preparation
The central defender suffered the injury in October last year in the 2-2 draw at Augsburg, and in the cup final, the 24-year-old was back in the squad for the first time. "The ten days he can now train will do him some good in terms of getting ready for the preparatory training phase for the Champions League. I think by then he'll be another step further in his rehab." On 20 July, Sule's teammates will also return to training and Bayern will start looking ahead to their third competition of the season.
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