Nagelsmann announces Musiala failure – and reveals the line-up secret of de Ligt

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Created: 19.08.2022Updated: 08/19/2022, 12:50 p.m

Von: Christopher Klaucke

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Looking ahead: Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann on the PK before the Bochum game. © Imago

FC Bayern is a guest at VfL Bochum in the Bundesliga. We accompany the PK with Julian Nagelsmann on Friday in the live ticker.

+++ This ended Bayern-PK with coach Julian Nagelsmann. The FCB coach announces several failures and two to three changes in his starting line-up. The 35-year-old also commented in detail on the transfer rumors about Cristiano Ronaldo and the interest of BVB.

Julian Nagelsmann (FC Bayern coach) before the Bundesliga game in Bochum about…

…Cristiano Ronaldo, which his agent offers in half of Europe: “I think he gets ten percent of Ronaldo’s annual salary, so he can make a few phone calls. I think that’s Mendes’ job. He’s on the phone a lot. Basically I think it’s good that you have consultants who also do some work. You have to be able to afford Ronaldo, and he’s not the youngest anymore. It’s an economic issue, many clubs would like to take him. Every club knows he’s a good player and scores a lot of goals, but he also has a certain monetary claim to his working paper. But you have to ask Mendes, he knows better.”

…a starting XI by Kingsley Coman: “It fits the concept very well. If you ask him, he doesn’t see himself as a winger, but in the center. Basically, everyone always wants to play in the middle. It starts with the F youth up to the professionals, everyone wants to be in the tens. He’s a candidate. It was important for me to observe how he accepts and trains in the two weeks without a competitive game. He stepped on the gas. He’s an incredibly good player, scored seven or eight goals in training on Monday. He has a monster quality that we don’t want to do without.”

…the opponent VfL Bochum: “They played very bravely against us in both games. In Riemann you have a very good goalkeeper who plays a lot of long balls. But they also have footballing solutions, we are prepared for that. With Hofmann we have a physically strong striker. Zoller and Holtmann are very quick and ripped off. There is a good mood in Bochum when Herbert Grönemeyer sings his song. I’m hoping for a better result this time, then looking back I can enjoy the song again.”

…the performance of Lucas Hernandez: “I think both central defenders have made a great development, few mistakes. Luci defends with heart, sweeps into every duel. But that’s also a way of playing that wears his body down, so we have to look after his fitness. He is in a very good mood, you might think he walks around privately with a knife between his teeth. He’s a one-on-one monster with a good opening game. He was very consistent with Upa.”

De Ligt also hit: Nagelsmann wanted to let him play

…the potential failures: “It’s like that with de Ligt, he had an MRI today, let’s try to get a splint done. If he has a splint and is pain free, he could go. I would have liked to have let him play, I can reveal that much. We’ll just have to wait and see how sensible it is, he’s not at 100 percent. With Jamal Musiala, if it was the Champions League final, he could play. But we don’t want to risk any muscle injuries. We’ll see how it develops. I would like to take him with me, but we want to avoid a long-term failure. Upamecano trained again today, that was okay too. He moved normally today, so I assume he can play.”

…a place in the squad for Vidovic: “We’ll have to see if Musiala can come with us in case of an emergency. But Gabi Vidovic is a candidate. (Nagelsmann puts his hand to his mouth to brush a hair from his tongue and explains with a grin, “Sorry, I just had a shower, so that’s probably why”) I would always prefer to arrive with one player less and give the player playing time at the to give U23. He trains well, similar to Paul Wanner. He will continue to develop well, he is only 16. Gabi too, but he still needs time. But if someone drops out, then he could be there.”

…professionals who need to find their rhythm: “There’s always a question mark, how is a player in the game. It’s good that all players have a certain rhythm. At Bayern you can’t lose a single game. Last year I was accused of rotating too much, this time it’s the other way around. The player first has an obligation to deliver and has to prove that he is better than the others. Even Sadio Mané, who plays well and is world-class, says he has to get used to the procedures and the city and everything. It takes time to clear your mind. Gravenberch and Mazraoui need more time to get used to them, that’s quite normal, I’m deeply relaxed. If they improve, they will get the playing time they need. I bring them when I feel like they’re at 100 percent, but that’s not to be blamed. I don’t want to bring in a player just because he’s supposed to play, he has to be at 100 percent. It is also my duty to protect the players. But normally I change a lot.”

…Cristiano Ronaldo and BVB’s interest: “I don’t care if he goes to Dortmund. He is still under contract with Manchester United. You don’t talk about other players. He’s a good player and has scored a lot of goals in his life, will probably score a few more. Whether he goes to Dortmund or not is irrelevant to my happiness in life.”

Musiala is injured: Nagelsmann announces failure

…a possible rotation: “We have a very good squad. We have players that we brought on who had to sit on the bench and watch. But that’s okay at the start of the season. There will always be millions sitting in the bank at Bayern. Whether Upamecano or Ligt are sitting on the bench is very related from a monetary point of view. You can rotate the number however you want. We have a few question marks. Matthijs has a ligament tear in his hand from yesterday, Serge also had a tear and adductor problems. Upamecano took a hit, so we don’t know if he can play yet. Jamal Musiala is more likely to be out, he has a strain in the transition, hip flexors, adductor area, nothing dramatic, things are better today. We have to be careful there, meaning we will also rebuild something. Two changes were also planned, now there will be maybe three.”

…the defeat against Bochum last season: “The defeat is still in my head. The way was partly self-inflicted. We won’t rotate this time, back then we brought in five or six new ones. We definitely don’t want to lose for the second time in a row.”

Update from August 19, 11:58 am: In a few moments, FCB-PK will start with Julian Nagelsmann. What does the head coach have to say?

Update from August 19, 11:45 a.m.: In just over a quarter of an hour, Bayern-PK will start with head coach Julian Nagelsmann. Let’s see if the FCB coach can already look at the cards for the guest appearance in Bochum. With Kingsley Coman, a top star is pushing back into the starting XI, the Frenchman missed the first two Bundesliga games and was red-banned. In addition, Bayern are in the transfer final sprint, which arrivals and departures are still planned? We’re excited.

First report from August 19: Munich – The FC Bayern entered the new season perfectly. In the Supercup against Leipzig there was the first title to celebrate right at the start, in the Bundesliga two sovereign victories against Frankfurt and Wolfsburg. Trainer Julian Nagelsman experienced a moment of shock in the training week before the away game at VfL Bochum when Serge Gnabry was injured.

With Kingsley Coman, a regular player is available again. The FCB coach has to make a difficult decision for the starting eleven. Nagelsmann reveals his thoughts on this at the press conference on Friday at 12 noon.

Coman and Gnabry ready for action: who does Nagelsmann sacrifice?

Of the FC Bayern Munich was able to win its first two games of the new Bundesliga season for the first time in four years, now the third win is due. And the German record champions are in a goal mood. Including the Supercup, Bayern scored 13 goals in their first three competitive games of the season. In this millennium, there were only so many in 2000/01 and 2016/17. There were more in 1988/89 (16).

In all probability, you can also help with scoring goals Serge Gnabry. The winger had to pause training on Wednesday due to a chipped bone in his right wrist. Mixed on Thursday Gnabry but with a hand bandage again.

Nagelsmann can draw on the full in the offensive, because with Kingsley Coman another attacker is operational again after his suspension from the previous season. The question now arises who the coach sacrifices for his “only real dribbler”.. Actually there is no reason for changes. Sadio Mané, Thomas Müller and above all high-flyer Jamal Musiala shone in the first few games and Gnabry also showed strong performances.

Transfer final sprint: will FC Bayern be active again?

The transfer window is open for almost two weeks until the beginning of September. Until then, FC Bayern could still do something in terms of arrivals and departures. Tanguy Nianzou became a highly gifted defender on Wednesday, who never really caught on, was sold to Seville. Could there be a new centre-back? Bayern apparently see themselves well positioned with Lucas Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano and Matthijs de Ligt, especially since Benjamin Pavard and Josip Stanisic can also defend inside.

Joshua Zirkzee’s future is also not yet clear. Of the FC Bayern transfer final sprint and the guest appearance in Bochum should determine Bayern-PK with Julian Nagelsmann on Friday at 12 noon here in the live ticker. (ck)

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