Borussia Dortmund ‘thinks Bayern Munich is bluffing. According to reports, Jamal Musiala of Bayern Munich is not expected to miss Borussia Dortmund’s crucial match against Bayern Munich next month.
Currently separated by one point at the top of the Bundesliga, Dortmund, and Julian Nagelsmann’s team square off on April 1.
Musiala withdrew from Germany’s team for this month’s internationals against Peru and Belgium due to a hamstring injury. Musiala has been a crucial player for Bayern this season, scoring 15 goals and adding 12 assists across all competitions.
Borussia Dortmund ‘thinks Bayern Munich is bluffing
This would probably cast doubt on the midfielder’s participation in the game at the Allianz Arena just days away, which would be a major setback for his team.
Hansi Flick, the head coach of Germany and a former manager of Bayern Munich, announced on Monday that Musiala would miss their forthcoming matches and added, “We [had] all hoped that Jamal would be fit because he has special abilities.”
It’s regrettable that he won’t be joining us because of this. We hope that after the international games, he will be back playing and fully well.
Bild reports that Edin Terzic’s team believes their opponents are misleading them by suggesting Musiala would miss the title match.
According to the article, Dortmund believes it is comparable to when Kylian Mbappe had a thigh injury and missed PSG’s first-leg Champions League match against Munich.
Less than two weeks after sustaining the injury, the new France captain, who came off the bench after 57 minutes, caused all kinds of issues for Nagelsmann’s team and had a goal disallowed by VAR.
Terzic is therefore playing it safe and getting ready for the match as though Bayern will have all of their star players available.
The match at Signal Iduna Park, which will take place with only nine games left in the league season, is expected to have a significant impact on who will win the Bundesliga championship.
Since Dortmund won consecutive domestic championships in 2011 and 2012, Bayern is attempting to win their 11th straight game at home.