Just as they do at this time every year, the Bayern Munich stars donned their lederhosen to attend the club’s annual Oktoberfest celebrations on Sunday afternoon.
The atmosphere was perhaps a little awkward given the team had suffered an embarrassing 3-0 home defeat against Borussia Monchengladbach the previous day — but copious amounts of beer soon rectified that.
As always, there was a cavalcade of leather and suspenders on show, with the entire Bayern squad stepping out in their traditional finery.
Now without a win in their last four games, Kovac and Bayern will no doubt be hoping that this seasonal team-bonding excursion will provide the squad a timely boost ahead of the trip to Wolfsburg on Oct. 20.
If they need a reminder of how to be clinical, they need look no further than Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The Bayern CEO, lest we forget, was a centre-forward back in his playing days at Bayern, and the 63-year-old showed he is still a mean marksman by hitting every target in the duck shoot stand at the Oktoberfest fair.
Bayern have scored just two goals in their last four games, so they could probably do worse than give the two-time Ballon d’Or a a go in the team after the international break.