The German giants have to start their pre-season campaign without the presence of their main left-back options.
Ahead of their first pre-season friendly against Koln, Bayern Munich are already hit with injuries. Both
are sidelined with injuries, which leavesOmar Richards
as the only left-back in the squad.
Richards joined Bayern from Championship sideReading
this summer. The 23-year-old is expected to make his debut for Bayern in their pre-season friendly against Koln on Saturday. Bayern’s newly appointed coach Julian Nagelsmann says he trusts Richards to fill in for his side’s injured left-backs.
"Omar is an extremely smart young man who is very eager to learn and has already integrated well. He can already speak some German which is impressive,”
“It’s extremely important that new players are willing to learn.”
Asked about Richards’ performances in training sessions, the former Leipzig boss responded:
“I’m very satisfied with him so far. He’s training well, he has a good technique, is good with the ball and can dribble,”
Bayern will start their 2021-22 Bundesliga campaign with a match againstMonchengladbach
on August 13.
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