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Bayern's youngsters on the Audi Summer Tour

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As in previous years, a number of youngsters round off the German record champions' squad on the Audi Summer Tour. Besides Paul Wanner, Arijon Ibrahimović and Gabriel Vidović, who learned the trade at the FC Bayern Campus, four young talents travel to Asia. fcbayern.com presents the youngsters.

Ritzy Hülsmann

The 19-year-old keeper is more than two metres tall, which makes him the tallest player in the squad. The netminder joined the Campus from Eintracht Trier in 2017 and has been a member of the reserve squad since last season. The keeper made seven appearances in the regional league, three in the junior Bundesliga and two in the Youth League in 2022/23. He most recently featured between the posts in the reserves' 3-3 draw against Wacker Burghausen in the regional league opener.

Ritzy Hülsmann is one of Bayern's keepers on the trip to Asia

Antonio Tikvić

The Croatia U19 international came to the Bavarian capital from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2021 and joined FC Bayern from Türkgücü in 2022. At 19 years of age, the centre-back has made 14 regional league and five third-division appearances. Besides the first competitive match against Burghausen, the 1.95 m tall centre-back was in the reserves' starting line-up for all friendlies.

FC Bayern, Antonio Tikvic
Antonio Tikvić during the FC Bayern reserves' victory over Zakakiou.

Frans Krätzig

The 20-year-old joined FC Bayern from FC Nürnberg in 2017 and made his breakthrough for the reserves last season. Head coach Holger Seitz made the midfielder-by-trade a left-back before the reopener in February, and Krätzig paid back the trust from the start. He made 32 regional league appearances in 2022/23, scoring two goals and setting up another three. Commitment, vision and willpower mark out Krätzig in one-on-ones on the left wing.

FC Bayern, Frans Kraetzig
Frans Krätzig stood his ground from the start when he was made a left-back for the FCB reserves.

Aleksandar Pavlović

The defensive midfielder has been wearing FC Bayern colours since 2011 and has come through all the youth teams. He was part of Thomas Tuchel's Bundesliga squad on Matchdays 31 and 32 last season but failed to make an appearance. He scored three goals in 15 Bundesliga matches for the U19s and made six Youth League appearances. He also featured in six Regional League matches for the FC Bayern reserves. Pavlović is a two-footed midfield motor.

FC Bayern, Aleksandar Pavlovic
Giving everything: Mentality monster Aleksandar Pavlović.
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