Lucas Hernandez, the brother of Theo Hernandez, moved this summer to Bayern’s in a record fee transfer of €80 million from Atletico Madrid.
The Frenchman had a good showing last night against Turkey.
He is slowly adapting to life in Germany. The left-back can also play as a centre-back, which he often did under Diego Simeone.
Hernandez was also a starter in France’s World Cup-winning team in 2018.
He talked to France Football about getting used to Bayern, saying:
“It was the right moment for me to make a change, to try something different – a new city, a new culture, a new country,” he said.
“Bayern was perfectly suited to my profile, my mentality, and my ambitions. The club management and players told me I would be joining a family, and it’s true.
“Bayern are a historic club. I’ve already got a decent amount of experience and a handy-looking CV, but I’m a big competitor and I want to win even more titles.
“Bayern are a winning machine, so it was perfect for me. I can really improve here.”
Hernandez also spoke about inheriting Lahm’s number 21, adding:
“During our discussions, they asked which number I wanted,” he explained.
“I said 21. I was a world champion with 21. When I arrived at Atletico, I took 21 and we won the UEFA Super Cup.
“I told them it was a number I liked and it would be great if they could give it to me.
“They replied that it was Philipp Lahm’s number, and that nobody had taken it since he retired, but that I could have it if I joined the club.”
It’s clear that the fullback is highly-regarded at Bayern.
The Bavarians are revamping their back-line, and the future looks bright with Sule, Pavard, and Hernandez all playing for Bayern.