Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes is planning to rotate his squad a lot more, with matches set to come at him thick and fast as the season moves on into the definitive period.
The Bundesliga champions saw their lead at the top of the league table grow to 18 points after a 2-0 win against FSV Mainz
"On the whole though, it was a deserved win but I compliment Mainz on their performance. These are never easy games and you have to realise that teams involved in a relegation battle tend to raise their game against FC Bayern."
The manager also revealed minor issues with some of his players forced him into a bigger rotation that he had first planned, but hinted that everyone would get sufficient minutes to keep them ready for the glut of fixtures to come.
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"I had to rotate more than I wanted today as Javi Martinez suffered a minor injury in training on Friday and Arturo Vidal picked up a stomach bug," he claimed.
"However, I want all my players to get playing time as they all work brilliantly throughout the week in training. That way when the DFB Pokal and Champions League games come around, not only is there competition for places but they are all top fit."