Lucas and Perisic fit for Tottenham match, Bayern confirms

Lucas Hernandez and Ivan Perisic, suffering from a knee injury and flu respectively, are available for Bayern Munich's trip to Tottenham.

Published : Sep 29, 2019 23:21 IST

Bayern Munich winger Ivan Perisic.
Bayern Munich winger Ivan Perisic.

Bayern Munich winger Ivan Perisic.

Bayern Munich pair Lucas Hernandez and Ivan Perisic have been declared fit to feature in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League meeting with Tottenham.

Lucas was substituted at half-time in Saturday's 3-2 win against Paderborn with a knee injury, while Perisic missed the Bundesliga clash through illness.

However, Bayern confirmed on its official website that both men will travel to London on Monday morning after being given the all-clear.

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The German champion beat Red Star Belgrade 3-0 in its opening Group B match, while Spurs were pegged back to a 2-2 draw at Olympiacos.

Perisic is in contention to start at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after making a good impression in his last two outings, having set up a goal against Red Star and scored versus Cologne last week.

The former Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg winger finds himself back in German football after joining Bayern on loan from Inter in August, but had he got his wish he would have been plying his trade for Manchester United.

In an interview with The Athletic, Perisic revealed: "How close was I going there? Very close.

"It was an amazing thing for me when Jose [Mourinho] called me. It was difficult to say no to him.

"In fact, I really, really wanted to join him and play for United. It was a dream of mine to play in all the big leagues. But it didn't happen.

"It was painful for me. But I don't want to go into the details. I only found out myself the real reasons two years later."

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