With clenched fists, Leon Goretzka ran on the guest‘s fan curve in the full sprint. At this moment the professional of FC Bayern had to wait long. Almost four months he lacked the dealers due to hip problems.

At 4: 1 (0: 0) of the leader of the Football Bundesliga at the SC Freiburg, the national player broke up to his replacement as a scorer and driver.

Leon Goretzka talks about his recovery process

“There was a burden. It was a difficult rehab, because no one knew how long it would take,” Goretzka said at the TV channel “Sky”. “That it worked directly again with a gate and we won – so you want that.”

His coach Julian Nagelsmann was satisfied with the comeback of the 27-year-old midfielder. “We have noticed that in training that he is doing well. He trains with the absolute greed and is very valuable for us,” said the coach.

That’s why Nagelsmann would like to carefully bring his protégé. In the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on Wednesday at FC Villarreal (21:00 o’clock / Dazn) Goretzka could again receive a breather.

“The basic idea is not to hunt him every three days. But I’m glad we have an additional alternative with him,” said Nagelsmann.