Robert Lewandowski is out for several weeks because of an injury. The list of possible replacement candidates is short if Hansi Flick wants to bet on a center forward.
- Robert Lewandowski is out with a knee injury for several weeks .
- The first replacement candidates are probably Thomas Müller or Serge Gnabry .
- However, if Hansi Flick relies on a classic center forward, he has three options from his own U23 with "Otschi" Wriedt , Joshua Zirkzee and Fiete Arp .
So now it has happened: Robert Lewandowski , who is actually considered inviolable, has injured his knee and has been out for several weeks . The center forward struck the tibia at the 3-0 win against Chelsea in London .
Gnabry and Müller are replacement candidates for Lewandowski
The record champion assumes a downtime of four weeks in his press release. This means that the Polish superstar would probably be missing from Bayern in four Bundesliga games and one game each in the DFB Cup and the Champions League.
The first replacement candidates are Thomas Müller or Serge Gnabry . If Hansi Flick wants to fill the position with a classic center forward, the 55-year-old has three options.
Bayern fans want a chance for Joshua Zirkzee
The first candidate for the center forward position is Joshua Zirkzee. The Dutchman is regularly in the professional squad and, before Christmas , proved his danger of scoring with the two last-minute goals against SC Freiburg and VfL Wolfsburg.
Joshua Zirkzee made his professional goal debut against SC Freiburg before Christmas.
The 18-year-old has been under contract with FC Bayern since 2017 and has scored 36 goals for Munich in 62 games in different age groups. According to the fans, youngsters are ahead. In a vote, more than 46% voted for Zirkzee as a replacement for Lewandowski (as of Thursday, February 27, 12 noon).
Wriedt comes with the recommendation as the best scorer in the 3rd league
The next option from the third division team is Kwasi Okyere Wriedt. " Otschi ", as he is called by everyone, is one of the leaders of the U23 and best scorer in the 3rd league with 17 goals. Not only a number of fans believe that the 25-year-old can do more than the 3rd division, but also the Dutch first division team Willem II Tilburg .
Otschi Wriedt is the best scorer in the 3rd league with 17 goals in 24 games.
Starting in summer, Wriedt and Derrick Köhn will go to the current fifth place in the Eredivisie. There, the two-time international Ghanas beckons to participate in the Europa League. Although he got the red card last Sunday against Chemnitz and had to pause a game, Wriedt would be ready for action. The second team is already playing against Unterhaching on Friday evening and the storm tank would have already served its lock.
Fiete Arp in the third division team mostly only jokers
Center forward number three from the small Bayern squad is Fiete Arp. After his two arm injuries in the preliminary round, the summer new signing from Hamburger SV is fit again.
Fiete Arp met Tottenham Hotspur in the summer preparation for the Audi Cup.
However, Arp is currently only a second choice for the U23. In the five games after the winter break, he got 54 minutes of playing time from coach Sebastian Hoeneß in the well-stocked reserve squad as a joker, and he even sat on the bench for 90 minutes against Rostock .
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