Julian Nagelsmann is taking a next generation approach to preparing his team for its Bundesliga opener against Bayern Munich on Friday: By using a video wall on the team’s practice ground to go over the game film of Bayern’s 5-0 DFL-Supercup win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Nagelsmann, still just 31-years old believe it or not, will take every measure necessary to reach his ultimate goal; a Bundesliga title. As Nagelsmann told Bild, nothing else matters:
I always strive for the maximum. And the maximum is the championship title.
Grillitsch & Nordveit fit - Video-Training für Bayern https://t.co/fRyNpc4Bp9— BILD 1899 Hoffenheim (@BILD_Hoffenheim) August 21, 2018
The video wall was certainly impressive to see, but perhaps even better was Hoffenheim’s social media personnel out-spying the Bild reporters with this tweet below:
Caught: The @BILD_Hoffenheim reporters in “secret” mission during non-public training... ⚪️ #TSG
In addition to the new video wall, Nagelsmann’s squad has seen some other welcome additions to training this week in Florian Grillitsch (thigh problems) and Havard Nordtveit (knee problems) per Bild. Grillitsch is a hard-tackling midfielder, who could play a role in helping disrupt the Bayern attack.
Adding to the intrigue, this will be Nagelsmann’s last season with Hoffenheim before taking the helm at RB Leipzig. Surely, the coaching phenom would like nothing better than to out-wit Niko Kovač, especially considering Bayern president Uli Hoeness did not think that Nagelsmann was quite ready to succeed Jupp Heynckes right now, but could be a viable option for Die Roten in the future:
Julian Nagelsmann is a really great coach. For him, with his age and CV, it’s still three, four, five years too soon for Bayern. He will be able to coach Bayern someday — but not right now.
In just two days, Nagelsmann get his chance to show Hoeness if he was wrong and we’ll all have the game film to prove it.