The two national team players who were spared during the five-day trip to china of the german soccer record champions and had individual training sessions in munich, have rejoined their teammates. "I’ve been through many years and – good luck, good luck – i’ve hardly ever been injured. It’s really good when you can save yourself such a strenuous trip," said bavarian captain philipp lahm in an interview on "fcb.De".
In the week of training without a team, he "worked a lot" at the sabener strabe, said lahm. "It has been really good and very important for me to be able to lay the foundations."The 28-year-old was confident that he would be in form by the time of the dfb cup match against second division team jahn regensburg in three weeks’ time: "it shouldn’t be a problem for me. I haven’t had such a long preparation as this summer for a long time."
Around 28 hours after returning from the marketing trip to asia, the bayern professionals trained in full numbers under the guidance of coach jupp heynckes – mainly playing forms with the ball. Only eagle defenders david alaba (fatigue fracture in the fub) and rafinha (torn ligament in the ankle) were absent from the 90-minute unit. Schweinsteiger and lahm then took on an additional shift.