BUNDES - Hernandez to play for Bayern despite court appearance

19.10.2021 23:50 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
BUNDES - Hernandez to play for Bayern despite court appearance
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Lucas Hernandez, the World Cup winner, is poised to play for Bayern Munich in the Champions League against Benfica on Wednesday, barely two days after appearing in a Madrid court for violating a restraining order in 2017.

"I would talk to him if I noticed anything unusual, but that is not the case," Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann said in a press conference Tuesday.

"He is true professional, has trained well and will certainly play a very good game tomorrow. He can separate the two things well."

Hernandez appeared relaxed earlier in the day as the Bayern Munich squad exercised in Munich, a day after his round-trip to Spain.

The 25-year-old, who won the 2018 World Cup with France, appeared in a Madrid court on Monday, a day earlier than scheduled, to face a six-month prison sentence.

The court hearing was pushed forward so Hernandez could travel to Lisbon with the club on Tuesday, according to FC Bayern.