Manager confirms attacker injury ahead of big Celtic fixture
By Danny Wright
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heyckes has confirmed that Thomas Muller is in a race to be fit for his side’s clash against Celtic at Parkhead next week.
Muller, 28, suffered a suspected thigh injury in Bayern’s 1-0 win against Hamburg on Saturday despite coming off the bench at half-time, assisting the winning goal before then being forced off again shortly after.
Celtic face the German titans in Glasgow on Halloween in their next big Champions League group stage clash and will look to get revenge having lost to them last week.
Muller was on the scoresheet at the Allianz Arena against Brendan Rodgers’ side in Bayern’s 3-0 win, but there’s a chance that he may miss the upcoming clash at Celtic Park.
However Heynckes is hopeful that it is nothing serious.
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“First things first is a scan,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“Thomas said that it’s cramp, or rather a muscle hardening.
“I hope that’s all it is.”
Muller has been ever present for Bayern Munich this season, making 14 appearances across all competitions, scoring two goals and supplying three assists in the process.
The German attacker, who has 89 international caps to his name, is without doubt one of Bayern’s most influential players and if he was to miss the Hoops game, he would be a big miss and that could potentially boost the Bhoys’ chance of a more respectable result.
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