“[Dayot] Upamecano, Tanguy [Nianzou], Leroy [Sané], Omar [Richards], Manu [Neuer] will be back in the squad, but apart from Manu, the rest are not ready to start.” Corentin Tolisso will also make the trip to Cologne. “He had no symptoms and has come back the fittest. We have to see, but he’ll be involved.” Bayern will be looking to respond to last week’s defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach.
“Leon is in recovery training and won’t have an operation. We’re trying it with medicine and will continue to build up his training. We’ll see after two weeks how the knee reacts,” Nagelsmann explained of Bayern’s No.8. “Kingsley Coman had this muscular injury before his Covid-19 infection and now has to be built up again,” the 34-year-old added. Bayern are also without Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Bouna Sarr (both at the Africa Cup of Nations), Lucas Hernandez (Covid-19) and Josip Stanisic (recovery training).