German Bundesliga giants FC Bayern Munich landed in Doha, Qatar on Monday, January 2 afternoon for their week-long mid-season training camp ahead of the friendly against the Indian national team at the Audi Football Summit in New Delhi.
FC Bayern are staying at the Grand Heritage hotel, which is part of the beautiful Aspire Sports Complex in Doha, an unbelievable world class sporting facility. FC Bayern had their first feel of beautiful lush green on Tuesday morning and while they where training on one pitch, the adjacent field was being used by French Ligue 1 leaders FC Paris Saint-Germain and from Wednesday onwards Bundesliga rivals FC Schalke 04 will also join them in Doha.
FC Bayern were supposed to come with a 24 players squad to Doha, but the Brazilian Rafinha was delayed by a day due to visa problems and joined the squad on Tuesday evening. Otherwise the 23 players were seen in action amongst them midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who had his first full team training session after his collar bone fracture in early-November and in good news for his Indian fans, Schweinsteiger will be seen in action in Delhi on January 10 as per coach Jupp Heynckes.
Meanwhile Jupp Heynckes was in a jovial mood in his interaction with the media. They took great interest in the season so far, his thought about some of his players and the May 19 UEFA Champions League final in Munich. But seasoned coach Heynckes said, "I am mainly focused on the upcoming matches in the Bundesliga, German Cup and UEFA Champions League then in February, March and April you have to have substance to succeed in the big matches towards the end of the season."
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