After the complicated summer preparation of FC Bayern Munich with many injured and late return EM drivers Julian Nagelsmann, Captain Manuel Neuer, Serge Gnabry and Thomas Müller have an initial interim conclusion regarding the start of the season with two wins and one as part of the traditional Paulaner photo shoot in costume Draw drawn. The unanimous opinion: good things take time.
“The handwriting is not there yet. We have had a few training units, we will still need time,” said Nagelsmann, who had taken over from Hansi Flick as Bayern coach in the summer and for whom the record champions flipped a record replacement for a trainer.
He had “taken over a very well-functioning team”, but there are still “things that we want to do better. We have already defended steadily against Dortmund, against Cologne it was a small step backwards, we have to defend that better. But it would be Also stupid if we could do everything now. Then we would have nothing more to do “.
Captain Manuel Neuer was of the same opinion. This season it is a process for the record champions because there are many new topics, especially of a tactical nature. “That may not be very clear at the very beginning,” said Neuer. It is not possible “that we now clean everything up from the beginning”. It takes playing time and getting used to “until we have all the tricks”.
Neuer did not register any initial nervousness on the part of Nagelsmann. On the contrary: “He’s very convinced of what he’s going to do with us.” Thomas Müller also has a similar view of the record champions’ new coach. Although it is “another house number” at FC Bayern, Nagelsmann is ultimately no longer new to the business. “For his age he has already been washed with a lot of water and that is something that he has shown,” said Müller.
On the other hand, the 31-year-old does not see his own role as “Radio Müller”, loudspeaker and leading figure on the square, as it is made in the media. “That’s an over-interpretation. I don’t see myself as an assistant coach on the pitch,” said Müller.
It is true that the more experienced players like him are important for the exchange of information with the coach regarding possible adjustments in the course of a game. But: “We do what he tells us. That’s what a coach is for. It’s not that we players determine the tactics. It’s important that it comes from outside, from someone who is with you day and night Team leadership busy. “
Serge Gnabry, who shone as a double scorer last Sunday against 1. FC Köln, had some initial advice on improvements. “We have to avoid unnecessary ball losses. We like to have the urge to play forward and risk everything. Sometimes we should take a step back and play more on possession,” said Gnabry.
Bayern almost lost a 2-0 lead against Cologne at the weekend in the first home game of the season, but Gnabry secured the record champions the first three points of the season with his second goal. Previously, FCB had secured the Supercup in a duel with arch rivals Borussia Dortmund. At the season opener against Borussia Mönchengladbach there was a 1-1 draw.
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