Bundesliga: Interim conclusion from Nagelsmann: “Did a good job”

Interim conclusion from Nagelsmann: “Good job done”

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann draws a positive interim balance.  Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann draws a positive interim balance. photo

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One thing is already clear before the game at FC Schalke: FC Bayern are going into the World Cup break as leaders. In Gelsenkirchen it’s all about the size of the lead. Nagelsmann gives grades beforehand.

Would have against a quieter first half of the season Julian Nagelsman had no objection.

“It was a turbulent half-year, probably one of the most turbulent in my professional life,” said the coach FC Bayern Munich before the last club game of the year on Saturday (6.30 p.m. / Sky) at FC Schalke 04. The media also kept him on his toes, said Nagelsmann, who in the meantime had a severe earnings crisis with the soccer record champions with the 0: 1 in Augsburg had to manage as a low point.

“It was intense and it’s good that we’re top of the table again and have a lead,” said the 35-year-old. Even before the game on Schalke it is clear that Munich will go into the World Cup break as the front runners. Only with what advantage is open.

“We still want to win the game at Schalke, then we’ve done a good job in all competitions,” said Nagelsmann. “Not perfect, in the DFB Cup and Champions League, but in the Bundesliga not quite as perfect.” But the job there was also “very good”. In the cup, the Munich team will continue in the round of 16 at FSV Mainz 05 on February 1. Two weeks later, the big knockout test in the premier class will start against Paris Saint Germain.

praise for Upamecano and de Ligt

The development of individual players also makes him feel positive, said Nagelsmann. In particular, he led central defenders Dayot Upamecano, who had made great strides towards more stability, and Matthijs de Ligt. “He has developed into an extremely stable pillar in a short time,” said Nagelsmann. The Dutchman had been signed by Juventus Turin in preparation and initially had to catch up on training deficits.

The coach offensively praised the development of Serge Gnabry and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. “As a whole team we have made another development since the earnings crisis,” said Nagelsmann. “The way we play football, with 80 competitive goals, is very exhilarating.”


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