U-turn among unvaccinated Bayern players? According to The Athletic, at least three of the five stars are set to change their minds and get the coronavirus vaccine.
As a result, vaccine skeptics have had intensive discussions with immunologists, doctors and their teammates over the past few days.
As the portal reports, it is not excluded that some players will be vaccinated during their quarantine this week. The report does not reveal which players they are. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic declined to comment on this ahead of the Champions League game against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday (6:45 p.m. on LIVETICKER).
Leroy Sane had already indicated at a press conference on Monday that he had already requested an exchange with his teammates: “I have been vaccinated myself and I guarantee you that you should be vaccinated. I spoke to Serge Gnabry about it. I want them to be able to help. They are good important players. As a team, we want them to be there. “
Based on information from SPOX and GOAL, FC Bayern is aiming for a 100 percent vaccination quota by January anyway. In addition to Niklas Süle, who has the corona, there are currently five FCB players in quarantine: Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance and therefore miss the game in Kiev.
The reason for this: A member of the record champions staff, with whom the named players had contact, had previously tested positive. Players who are in quarantine are also no longer paid while they are away.
Julian Nagelsmann had commented on a possible split in the squad on Monday. He couldn’t imagine “the team falling apart in the situation. Different opinions can also prevail, which is fruitful. This is a situation you can and should grow in. We have to be there for each other.” Nagelsmann said.
Before kick-off, he added to DAZN: “If players are to continue to be quarantined, this is a threat to the goals of the season. I see no threat to the working atmosphere in the area. ‘team.”