Niko Kovac has defended his rotation policy at Bayern Munich as he prepares to welcome Robert Lewandowski back into the fold. The Bayern boss claimed his Poland international forward was keen to be rested for the midweek 1-1 draw against Augsburg, despite the fact he started the season in good form with three goals in four Bundesliga outings.
And, as he plans to bring him back into the attack in place of Sandro Wagner to face Hertha Berlin in the German capital on Friday night, Kovac insisted that it was imperative that he used all of his squad in a hectic run of games.
With one eye on Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Ajax at the Allianz Arena and a home league clash with Borussia Monchengladbach next weekend, he said: “The rotation of Lewandowski and Wagner was agreed. [On Friday], the starting line-up will look different again.
“We should not always discuss whether or not a player is angry. My job is to keep my players fit and fresh for the important games.
“I’ll continue to rotate [versus Hertha], Ajax and Gladbach.”