Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm insists he will not rush his return to the starting line-up after making his comeback from injury on Saturday.
The defender-turned-midfielder made his first appearance in four months during Bayern’s 4-0 victory at Werder Bremen after fracturing his ankle during training in November.
The 31-year-old came on as an 82nd-minute substitute having been left on the bench during the Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek.
He is raring to go in the first team but, after making his return, will not risk coming back too soon.
“I now have a week until the Gladbach game this coming Saturday,” he said. “That probably comes too soon for a start but we’ll see. Then there’s a two-week international break, in which I can train fully.
“Then I will have trained for four weeks in total. Then we’ll see how my foot’s doing and feeling. But it’s going well at the moment and I have no problems.”
Saturday’s win means Bayern Munich have now won six Bundesliga games in a row, scoring 27 goals in the process.
The league leaders are 14 points clear of second-placed Wolfsburg and are priced at 1.15 to make it seven straight wins when they host Borussia Monchengladbach on March 22.