New Zealand International Sarpreet Singh could be a surprise starter for Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup after catching Niko Kovac’s eye in pre-season.
Serge Gnabry will miss Saturday’s match against Borussia Dortmund because of a muscle issue, leaving a place free on the flank opposite to Kingsley Coman.
Thomas Muller and Alphonso Davies are among the alternatives but New Zealand international Singh, a midfielder by trade, is in contention to continue his rapid rise.
A full 90mins, Singh is settling in great…. hopefully English clubs are looking and thinking …hmmmm maybe these Asian lads are alright after all https://t.co/PNtzBusI3K
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“He’s a good catch,” Kovac said. “He was planned for the second team but he’s shown that he’s already a long way ahead of many others.”
“I’m very pleased for him and pleasantly surprised. With him and Alphonso Davies, you can see they are much further ahead of the others in the second team.”
Singh’s road to first-team minutes will become tougher if Bayern succeeds in their attempts to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City.
Date: Saturday, August 3
Time: 7:30 p.m. BST/2:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion), Dortmund, Germany
Live Stream: BT Sport Live (UK)
TV Info: BT Sport ESPN (UK), FOX Deportes (U.S.)
🗣️ Squad news from #Kovac: “Coman is doing well, he will train again today and be there tomorrow, assuming no unexpected turns. Gnabry is feeling better, but he won’t travel. We will try to get him ready to play in the cup.”#BVBFCB #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/1qQC9qZVqc
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 2, 2019