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Tuchel "worried" about Goretzka amid fears of broken finger

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Speaking after Bayern's 3-1 win over Mainz, Thomas Tuchel expressed concern that Leon Goretzka's hand injury could be serious.
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Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel admitted he was "a bit worried" about Leon Goretzka after the midfielder suffered a suspected broken finger in Saturday's 3-1 win over Mainz.


Goretzka provided an assist and scored Bayern's third and final goal of the game before being substituted in the 75th minute.

Scans will now be carried out to determine the extent of the injury, amid fears he has broken a finger.

"I'm a bit worried about Leon and his hand," Tuchel told reporters after the game, adding that he hoped Goretzka hadn't suffered a similar injury to the one that has sidelined Serge Gnabry for several weeks.

"Leon played very well today, just like against Freiburg, and scored a very important goal to make it 3-1. Now we just hope that the hand injury isn't too bad."

Assessing Bayern's performance and the result, Tuchel emphasized the importance of the win.


"The win can't be underestimated. We expected a tough, intense game. We started well, but should have made more of our chances on the counter. Between times, Sven Ulreich rode to our rescue with a superb save. It was a demanding game for us - physically more than anything after the international break and injuries. The team deserves praise," he said.


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