Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has admitted that he is still short of being match-fit for the new season.
The 28-year-old, who did appear against Barcelona in a pre-season clash last week, suffered an ankle ligament problem in February.
"It was nice to get some playing time [against Barcelona], but I still need people to be patient with me. I'm still in the development phase of the recovery," he told Bild.
Bayern face Borussia Dortmund in the DFL-Supercup clash on Saturday.