Round-up of Bayern’s winter training camp

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Bayern were out in Doha from 6 to 12 January 2023 preparing for the second half of the season. But the seven days weren’t just about strenuous training. was there for every step and has some of the highlights from the winter training camp.

High spirits while training hard

There was little rest for Thomas Müller, Jamal Musiala and the rest of the team over the week. They had intense training, morning endurance runs and demanding gym sessions as coach Julian Nagelsmann got his squad fit for the rest of the season. Despite the packed schedule, Bayern still found time for plenty of fun and enjoyed their stint at the Aspire Academy. You can see some of the best moments in the photos below.

Bayern meets Bayern

Nagelsmann’s team weren’t the only Bayern squad out in Qatar, as FC Bayern Women also made the journey to prepare for the remainder of their season. After a simultaneous training session, the two sets of players and coaches came together to talk and even a souvenir photo with both squads.

FC Bayern, FC Bayern Women, Team photo, Doha, Training camp, 2023
Bayern’s Men were joined out in Doha by the club’s Women’s team preparing for the rest of the 2022/23 season.

Interview with Leon Goretzka

Leon Goretzka has been at FC Bayern some four-and-a-half years now. The 27-year-old midfielder spoke in an interview about the rest of the season and his goals with Bayern, his playing and personal development in recent years, motivational gym sessions with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, and much more.

The team behind the team

During the training camp we went behind the scenes for you and accompanied team manager Bastian Wernscheid, physio Florian Brandner and assistant coach Benjamin Glück to find out more about their roles within the setup with our “A day with…” series that focuses on the team behind the team.

Hartelijk welkom, Daley Blind!

New signing Daley Blind was also officially unveiled as a Bayern player during the camp in Doha at a press conference with board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic. The Dutchman was enthusiastic about his move and spoke of his goals with the club. “We want to win trophies. I want to help the team and bring my experience,” the Netherlands international said. You can watch his unveiling again below.

Press conferences with Nagelsmann, Müller & others

There were also press conferences with Nagelsmann, Müller, Matthijs de Ligt and Joshua Kimmich where they gave insight into Bayern’s work out in Doha and spoke about the season. Nagelsmann was up again on the final day to give his review on the training camp.

Kahn meets ambassador Fischbach

CEO Oliver Kahn met with the German ambassador in Doha, Claudius Fischbach, to discuss the mood and perspectives in Qatar after the World Cup, as well as developments in the entire Gulf region.


Bayern play their only friendly before the season resumes when they take on Red Bull Salzburg back in Munich on Friday. You can keep up to date with that across FC Bayern channels.

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