When Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen took the pitch to start heir Bundesliga match, it was a game featuring the league’s two best squads — at least per their respective records.
The ensuing contest, however, showed that Die Werkself have a lot of catching up to do to compete with Bayern Munich. Die Roten dusted Bayer Leverkusen, much to the delight of their manager Julian Nagelsmann.
“We could have even scored two or three more goals in the first half. We had an incredible number of opportunities. In the second half, a game went the way it did when you’re leading 5-0,” said Nagelsmann (as captured by Tz). “Our entire midfield played an outstanding game. Leon had a somewhat unfamiliar position today, but he was a key player and kept getting into the final third.”
One other aspect of the match that pleased Nagelsmann was his team’s ability to shake off a bumpy start.
“We didn’t have a good start to the game in the first few minutes, but the guys are focused on always wanting possession,” Nagelsmann said.