Odriozola before his long-awaited debut at Bayern’s eleven

first_imgÁlvaro Odriozola continues to be ostracized at Bayern. Since his arrival at the Allianz Arena club on loan until the end of the season he has played a total of seven minutes of 450 possible with the shirt of his new team. Of course, everything points to the San Sebastian finally live his long-awaited debut on the eleven next Friday against the Paderborn. It’s not that Hansi Flick, coach of Bayern Munich, has changed plans for the right back and wants to bet on the Spanish international, the possible ownership of Odriozola is due rather to the casualties of the Bavarian cadre. In addition to the absences of Niklas Süle and Javi Martínez due to injury, Flick cannot count on Benjamin Pavard and Jerome Boateng by accumulation of cards, so that everything points to Odriozola who replaces the world champion on the right side. Of course, the safest thing is that the prominence on the pitch remains scarce after the clash against Paderborn. Next Tuesday the Champions League returns for Bayern, which will play the first leg of the round of 16 against Chelsea at home, sufficient reason for Flick to return to his starting defense and the former Real Madrid, therefore, to the bench. It remains to be seen also where he will find his place Lucas Hernandez, who has already fully recovered from his ankle injury, but at the same time remains far from his best level. The good performance of Alphonso Davies and Pavard on the sides and the progression of David Alaba in the left center position they caused Flick to give him minutes on the right parcel of the center of the back this past Sunday in Cologne (4-1), but the former Atlético still needs to recover his physical tone to return to being a defender of guarantees for Bayern. Flick will have to make decisions.last_img read more