Away from the pitch since September 13 due to a muscle tear in the adductors against FC Barcelona, Lucas Hernandez is fit to resume competition. The French international (26 years old, 32 selections) will be in the group for the trip to the field of Hertha Berlin on Saturday (3:30 p.m.).
His trainer Julian Nagelsmann announced this Friday noon at a press conference: “Lucas Hernandez is back in the squad. He’s still a bit tight to start on Saturday but he could come on during the match. » He had resumed training with Bayern on Monday.
He returns to the field at the best of times: five days before the announcement of the list of players selected by Didier Deschamps for the World Cup, next Wednesday.
Julian Nagelsmann also indicated that Leroy Sané, hit in the thigh mid-October, was also back in the band. For Manuel Neuer, captain and goalkeeper of Bayern and Germany, a decision will be made after the Munich people’s last training session at Säbener Strasse, but the Munich technician seems optimistic for a return of the 2014 world champion, who no longer has played since October 8. “Manu will travel and play, if the final training goes well. We will have to see how the shoulder reacts. We waited until he had no more pain, and the green light from the doctors”said Nagelsmann.
On the other hand, Thomas Müller (hip and pelvis) and Matthijs de Ligt (knee) will not be traveling from Munich to Berlin, while Bayern, second one point behind Union Berlin, hope to regain the lead of the championship before the Cup. of the world.