Manuel Neuer is fit again after a short gastrointestinal infection, the last pausing Joshua Kimmich and Alphonso Davies are also back at Bayern. Munich can relax and watch the remote duel before the game at 1. FC Köln.
Munich (AP) - On Valentine's Day, Hansi Flick liked to express his thoughts on the current harmony at FC Bayern. The team around you, the right communication, a good atmosphere and an open dialogue are important, said the 54-year-old coach of the championship leader.
But the successes of the German record champions too. "As long as you win enough, everything is fine anyway, so I hope we don't experience the other one," said Flick.
In the remote duel for the top of the Bundesliga, the Munich team (43 points) can wait and see what the competition is doing at 1. FC Köln before the game on Sunday (3.30 p.m. / Sky). After the game of Dortmund (39) on Friday evening against Frankfurt, Leipzig (42) against Bremen and Gladbach (39 in one game less) will be in action in Düsseldorf on Saturday. "We look at each other. The most important thing is that we win our games," said sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. "I'm not looking at the table yet."
The Bavarians have no worries. After a short break in training, Captain Manuel Neuer (gastrointestinal infection) trained again. "All the ailments are over," Flick announced. Joshua Kimmich (cold) and Alphonso Davies (ankle problems) were already back at the unit on Thursday after minor restrictions.
David Alaba, who is shortening on Friday due to muscular problems, is also ready for action, the coach signaled. "We have all men on board apart from Javi (Martínez) and Niklas (Süle)." Flick left it open whether Lucas Hernández and Kingsley Coman, who returned after their injuries against Leipzig, could be used longer or even from the beginning. At the beginning of the English weeks, everyone should be at "100 percent" and they are currently working on it.
Barely a week after defending the top of the table, Flick looks "very positively" at the 0: 0 against Leipzig in Cologne. The criticisms of the goalless top game were worked up during the week. "We have to get back to how we played against Schalke. We have to try to play the dominant game. We have to let the ball go and get stuck in the opposing half," sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic recalled on 5 : 0 against FC Schalke said.
For Flick, the trip to the Rhineland is an earlier place of work. Flick played 54 games (3 goals) for Cologne in three seasons and reached the DFB Cup final in 1991. Most recently, his ex-club was very strong at home. Cologne have been unbeaten at home for five games, and the last four games have all been won. "The way they defend is very brave," said Flick of the Cologne team. The FC is a "team that can hurt very, very much if you are too careless."
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