Bayern Munich defender Dayo Upamecano has been left out of France’s roster due to a left hamstring injury, according to a Sept. 9 report from French media outlet L’Equipe.
Upamecano was originally called up to the squad for this month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against the Netherlands and a friendly against Scotland, but the injury has left him unable to play any of the A matches.
Upamecano wasn’t the only one to be dropped from the squad, as Jules Kunde (Barcelona) was also injured.
It’s not good news for Bayern Munich and it’s not good news for Kim Min-jae. At the moment, Bayern Munich has only three true center backs.
They are Kim Min-jae, Upamecano, and Matthias der Licht.
The summer transfer window saw the departure of Pierre-Emerick Fabregas to Inter Milan, leaving a hole in the center back line.
Bayern Munich’s plans to start the season with three world-class center backs have been disrupted.
Der Licht is currently out of action due to injury.
He was not named in the starting lineup against Freiburg over the weekend and was not called up to the Dutch national team.
Der Licht is expected to return to action after the A-match break.
To make matters worse, with Upamecano out, Kim Min-jae is likely to be locked into the starting lineup. Kim also missed a cup tie in late September with a minor injury, so he’s not 100% fit, but he’s been playing regularly.
Kim started all seven Bundesliga games and two UEFA Champions League matches for Bayern Munich in the 2023-2024 season.
He will play full-time against Freiburg on Sept. 9 before traveling to South Korea for two consecutive A matches. 카지노사이트
National team coach Jürgen Klinsmann is adamant that he will not be resting Kim Min-jae, saying, “We will not rotate him.”
In fact, he is likely to play full-time in both games against Tunisia and Vietnam.
After the A-Match, the team will return to Germany to face Mainz on the 22nd.
On the 25th, they travel to Turkiye Galatasaray in the Champions League, and three days later, they face Darmstadt at home. In fact, they won’t get a break until October.
Playing for a big club like Bayern Munich is a welcome change for Kim Min-jae.
However, it’s a lot of work, or “slave mode” if you will. He’s playing so much that he has to worry about injuries.