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Hasan Salihamidzic said after the 1: 2 defeat against TSG Hoffenheim unequivocal: Lucas Hernandez "not turned off to the national team, because he has a stress response in the knee," said the Bayern sports director. That had decided the medical department of Munich, Hernandez had not stood against Hoffenheim and also in the Champions League at Tottenham in the squad. As the "kicker" now reports, but Hernández but still travel to France.
National coach Didier Deschamps had appointed the 2018 World Champion to his squad for the two caps against Iceland and Turkey (11 and 14 October). According to the rules of the Football World Federation Fifa, the clubs of the nominated players are obliged to turn off their professionals. Since Deschamps wants to get a picture of Hernández's health on the spot, the Bavarians had no choice but to let their summer access go. If the French team doctors also come to the conclusion that Hernandez must take a break, he should return to Munich.
In the run-up to the Hoffenheim match, Bayern coach Niko Kovac had expressed the hope that Deschamps would give in. "That's not against Bayern or Kovac," said Deschamps. "But we also have important games, I know Lucas well enough, he's also willing to play with one leg." So far, Hernández has completed seven competitive games for the Munich.