Lucas Hernandez has been linked to a move away from Bayern Munich after a tough debut season for the € 80 million defenders. Lucas Hernandez still needs to stick to the tactical demands of playing for Bayern Munich after his spell at the sidelines, according to boss Hansi Flick.
Last year, World Cup-winning France International Hernandez acquired € 80 million from Atletico Madrid but was struggling during his debut campaign in Bavaria.
The 24-year-old sustained damage to the ankle ligament at the end of October and was sidelined for more than three months. During this period, Niko Kovac was sacked as head coach and Bayern was revitalized under Flick, who would complete a spectacular revival and lead the club to their eighth consecutive title in the Bundesliga if they beat Werder Bremen on Tuesday.
Alphonso Davies has enjoyed a rapid rise to establish himself as a first choice at the left-back, while David Alaba has slotted to the center-back inexperienced fashion, meaning that Hernandez ‘s versatility is of no immediate use in remedying his situation.
Flick gave Hernandez a start over Borussia Monchengladbach in the weekend victory, but Hernandez was replaced after the hour during the 5-0 Paderborn thrash.
Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, and Manchester City are among the clubs that were linked to his services and Flick admits that the player has a job to do after such a long spell on the sidelines.
“I like his dynamic training, Lucas is an absolute professional. He was long absent and thus has tactical deficits. I ‘m happy with him, they need rhythm for every player. I see their potential,” he told a news conference on Monday.
Star forward Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski are expected to return from suspension against Werder while Niklas Sule and Philippe Coutinho (ankle) is scheduled to resume training later this week after a long-term injury to the knee ligaments.
“There are going to be two changes that everyone can think of.” Flick said, referring to the involvement of Lewandowski and Muller, though Javi Martinez is laid low with a bug to the stomach.
Weekend goal scorer Joshua Zirkzee and winger Ivan Perisic are nursing a knock.