Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann criticized the fans after the 3-2 win against 1. FC Köln, who had acknowledged Leroy Sane’s performance with whistles. This was already replaced by his coach after the break after a weak performance.
“Overall, we didn’t play a good game in the first half,” said Nagelsmann, putting the winger’s performance into perspective. “I heard the whistles. It is proper for your own fans to support the players. There is no player in the world who does not prefer to perform at their best.”
A small group of the 20,000 spectators in the Allianz Arena reacted with malicious applause when the stadium announcer announced the substitution of Jamal Musiala for Sane. Before that, there had already been a few whistles. Youngster Musiala put his stamp on the game directly, after a big chance he prepared the lead by Robert Lewandowski strongly.
In contrast to Sane: He felt visibly uncomfortable in the unfamiliar role as a right track player in front of a defensive three-man chain. Shortly before the break, he made a hair-raising bad pass, to which Nagelsmann reacted angrily, a free kick landed in the wall shortly afterwards.
Nagelsmann: Sane? “Will work with him normally”
“We will work normally with him and discuss the things that we want to do better. We will not discuss the whistles in a big way,” said Nagelsmann. He had a clear opinion about Musiala’s performance: “Jamal played an outstanding game offensively.”
At his first press conference as the new Bayern coach, Nagelsmann had already called on the 45 million man: “He has outstanding qualities, incredible speed and is one of the best one-on-one players. Then there is also the inner drive every player is challenged. I can support the players and accompany them on their way, but they have to take the steps themselves. “