The 21-year-old has been in impressive form for the European champions of late and the club's president believes the player has earned more playing time.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The 25-year-old Roten defender has extended his deal with last season's treble-winners, keeping him at Allianz Arena until 2018.
The Germany international believes Pep Guardiola's men were punished for their carelessness and complacency at the Allianz Arena.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Champions League holders surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday and their coach believes the result will serve as an important wakeup call.
The Bundesliga side's coach was angry at the physical nature of the Spaniards' play on Tuesday, but sporting director Rudi Voller vowed to celebrate in style.
The Chilean's side finished runner-up in Group D despite beating Champions League holder Bayern Munich 3-2 on Tuesday, but could have sealed top spot with one more goal.
Sami Hyypia's men book their place in the knockout stages of this season's UEFA Champions League as the squeeze past La Real courtesy of Toprak's second-half strike.
The Bavarians winger confessed his side relaxed too much in their 3-2 defeat to Manchester City while captain Philipp Lahm admitted they were lucky to top the group
With Shakhtar losing against Manchester United in the other Group A match, Sami Hyypia's men progressed to the next round with a slender win.
The reigning champions had raced into a two-goal lead through Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze, but strikes from David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov and Milner secured a stunning win
The Blues boss believes Bayern Munich along with Real Madrid and Barcelona are the outstanding favorites to triumph in Europe's elite club competition this season.
The Argentine center back is looking to get one over his former club after a humbling loss at home to the Bavarians back in October.
The 30-year-old has scooped the prestigious individual award for the third time in his career and only needs two more to equal France legend Thierry Henry's record haul.
The Premier League outfit has been linked with a move for the Germany international, but the Bavarians' trainer insists that the 27-year-old is going nowhere.
Jens Keller's side is a point behind its visitors heading into the Veltins-Arena showdown and knows it has to win to qualify for the next round.
Jurgen Klopp's men need three points to secure qualification for the next round in the south of France against the struggling Ligue 1 outfit.
Monday, December 9, 2013
The Chilean is hoping for an improved display against the reigning European champions, while former die Roten defender Martin Demichelis is expecting an "emotional" return.
The midfielder has handed his side a boost after making a swift recovery from a problem that looked set to keep him out of action for a lengthy period
The manager has urged his side to beat Manchester City on Tuesday to leave the defending champions with 18 points from six games.
Joe Hart will replace Costel Pantilimon in goal as Manuel Pellegrini is keen to keep his key players fit for Saturday's Premier League fixture at home to Arsenal.