Munich (AP) - Hansi Flick has not decided on a replacement for the injured world footballer Robert Lewandowski before the Bundesliga summit of FC Bayern at RB Leipzig.
"I leave it open to me how we act," said the coach of the German record champions in Munich.
On the other hand, Flick revealed that Niklas Süle can play in Leipzig on April 3 (6.30 p.m. / Sky) after his muscular problems with the national team.
"He will be able to play," said the successful coach.
Lewandowski is out for about four weeks because of a ligament stretch in his right knee, according to the club.
The backup Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting would be one option, Thomas Müller another.
It is very possible that Flick will rely on his grand piano trio of Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané and Kingsley Coman.
Gnabry also scored for the national team in the center.
«We have to see how we can solve it and have players who can play this position.
It's a challenge for all of us to face, ”said Flick.
With such injuries, it is difficult to say when Lewandowski will return.
“These are situations that you have as a coach.
I'm sorry for the player, I would like to have all the players with me.
It is clear that Robert is an important player, »said Flick about the 35-time scorer of the season in the Bundesliga.
Apart from Lewandowski, the suspended Jérôme Boateng and Alphonso Davies are missing.
Douglas Costa and Corentin Tolisso, who have been injured for a longer period, are also absent.
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