Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick has allayed any fears of a serious injury for Jerome Boateng following the club’s DFB-Pokal Cup final victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
The Germany international has revived his career under the guidance of Flick and he has been a regular at the heart of the defence alongside David Alaba.
Boateng recently started the DFB-Pokal Cup final in Berlin, but he was substituted in the 69th minute after suffering a knee injury while performing an important sliding tackle to deny Leverkusen from scoring.
On the sidelines, it appeared that the centre-back had a concern on the back of his left knee, but Flick has stressed that the injury picked up by the defender is ‘not serious at all’ (Kicker).
Bayern have completed the double for the second-straight campaign and they have the opportunity to celebrate a continental treble for only the second time in their 120-year history.
They are scheduled to face Chelsea in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 on either August 7 or 8 and they should be favourites to reach the quarter-final phase after the 3-0 away win in the first leg.
With more than one month before that contest, Bayern players will be offered 12 days away from first-team duty. Still, they would need to follow individual regimes to stay fit and healthy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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