Julian Nagelsmann was satisfied with his team’s performance in the 3-0 win against 1. FC Union Berlin. The FC Bayern Munich coach spoke about a team evening that the FCB players held last week.
“The way we do it is a yardstick for ourselves. We were superior in all areas and created nine or ten hundred percent chances. And that against a team that normally doesn’t allow much,” said Nagelsmann after the win against Union and the reconquest in the lead of the table DAZN.
The coach revealed that after the 3-2 defeat against Gladbach on the previous day, some internal team matters at FC Bayern were settled. “The lads have trained very well. Everyone got together and discussed a few things, had meetings of all kinds. A few things happened off the pitch during the week, because we ourselves don’t feel like there’s so much fuss around us “said Nagelsman.
Against Union, the record champions wanted to “underline what our claim is”. Because: “It’s less about what others want from us. You can’t serve everything that everyone writes anyway. Every single player has to be aware of what it means to be a Bayern Munich player – for every member the same applies to the coaching staff.”
Nagelsmann then became even more specific: “There was a team evening, which is nothing earth-shattering, but where the team talked about what they wanted. I think it bore fruit today.”
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The coach now hopes that things will be “a little quieter” in Munich after the win against the Irons than last week. “The medicine at Bayern is easy to administer: you just have to win, then it’s always calm – if you don’t win, there’s never calm,” said Nagelsmann.
In the bankruptcy in Gladbach, Nagelsmann took Thomas Müller off the field after Dayot Upamecano saw the red card early on. Müller was now allowed to play 87 minutes against Union and had a decisive part in the threesome with two assists.
Asked how he thinks about his early substitution last week, Müller said: “It’s clear that I didn’t enjoy it. It wouldn’t have been fun for any player to have to go down there.”
But the veteran added: “It wasn’t a huge issue now. The coach made the decision and of course every player – including me – always has the feeling that he can give the team something, even if he’s outnumbered, to win a game win. We want to win a lot and it’s also about everyone accepting tough decisions in the interests of the team and showing the reaction the next day in training – and not showing off in any way.”