Bayern Munich will not be distracted by a busy 11-day schedule, including the Club World Cup, and a possible total of four games, when it visits Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Friday looking to capitalise on its opponents’ struggles.
The Bavarians can cap a memorable run next week by winning their sixth trophy in less than nine months when they travel to Qatar but they must first focus on relegation-threatened Hertha.
“Qatar obviously is a strain. We have the flight, matches on Monday and Thursday and almost no time to train,” coach Hansi Flick told reporters. “But Hertha are more important initially. The team is motivated and I like that.”
Bayern, which has won its last four league games going into Friday’s match, hope that when it boards the flight to Doha after the match it will be provisionally 10 points clear in the Bundesliga standings.
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