Niko Kovac felt two days before the start of the “happiness hormones in the body”. The good mood of the smiling Munich coach led back to the Sunny winter day, but the anticipation of the planned comeback of Bayern to Borussia Dortmund was noted Kovac. “We have to be positive,” said the 47-Year-old and shone ostentatiously Confidence. The Bundesliga away game on Friday (20.30 clock in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker for the football Bundesliga, ZDF and Eurosport) at 1899 Hoffenheim for the start should be shot for fast-paced Munich months, at the end of the seventh national championship of stand succession.

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Six points behind the autumn master can irritate the serial to the master, who was accompanied in his Hoffenheim-preparation once more of personal speculation. Whether for the attack on the BVB, the star of the ensemble is reinforced in the Winter, left the Kovac on Wednesday. With the return of the still-injured “vintage” Franck Ribéry (35) and Arjen Robben (34) of the competition but even without additions in January is high, said Kovac. “Then we don’t need three, four, five others.”

The Bavarians are irritated. Second place is the Munich-based claim, and neither the Bank, the claim of James Rodríguez. The loan player from Real Madrid came in the first half of the season, also out due to Injury, only to 471 minutes. “He plays with all of his future, that’s for sure. Anyone who would like to have a contract of employment in a club, you must perform at a high level,“ said the coach of FC Bayern Munich last Wednesday. James wanted more time, now it was up to him to convince the coach of the team. For the Champions League game against Liverpool, when Thomas Müller (1236 League-minutes) is suspended, is James Topkandidat for the starting lineup.

Bayern have not yet decided whether you want to draw when Real Madrid loaned Colombians, the 42-million-Euro option to buy. “Of course,” had signaled the former world Cup top scorer, that he wanted to stay, insured Kovac. Hasan Salihamidzic want to look at the proud midfield artists. Then you will draw “the right conclusions”, – said the sports Director.

After the access of Benjamin Pavard for 35 million euros from VfB Stuttgart in the summer, and the efforts to Callum Hudson-Odoi, from FC Chelsea, Salihamidzic announced “some transfer”. Lucas Hernández (Atletico Madrid) is a candidate. “We have already held talks, there will be more. He comes in Winter, is unrealistic,” said Salihamidzic in the “Sport Bild”. The 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi, the Director of sport wants to commit “necessarily”. “There is nothing to add,” said Coach Kovac.

Except Robben and Ribéry of FC Bayern in Hoffenheim on Corentin Tolisso (cruciate ligament rupture) will have to do without. In the list there will be cases of hardship, a German national player must look in Central defence. There are many indications that the Mats will be mats Hummels. Without Ribéry (hamstring) and seals (persistent femoral irritation) will be required against Hoffenheim on the wings young stars such as Kingsley Coman or Serge Gnabry. The 18-year-old Alphonso Davies, the only winter access is also an Alternative. They wanted to win with a good Start quickly in self-confidence, said Kovac in front of a back round that Joachim Löw will be happy. “The appeal is that Dortmund are six points ahead. It was in the past, according to the Hinserie as good as ever,“ said the national coach.