Bayern Munich is assuredly playing an attractive brand of football under Julian Nagelsmann that has them flying in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League. Nagelsmann had even set a Bayern record for having won nine of his first ten competitive matches as manager, which was the best any Bayern manager has done within their first ten matches. Even without him on the touchlines due to his coronavirus quarantine period, Bayern handedly beat SL Benfica in the Champions League and Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.
At the premier of “FC Bayern — Behind the Legend” in Munich, former club president Uli Hoeness lauded the way Bayern is currently playing under Nagelsmann, saying that in the last three matches, he felt like a spectator “like in Hollywood” (Abendzeitung). The 5-1 defeat over Bayer Leverkusen, the 4-0 over Benfica, and the 4-0 over Hoffenheim were just the latest victories of a large margin this season having already beaten Bremer SV 12-0 in the DFB-Pokal, Hertha Berlin 5-0 in the Bundesliga, Barcelona 3-0 in the Champions League, and VfL Bochum 7-0 in the Bundesliga, just to name a few.
“The way we play football is a dream. You sit up there and think that shouldn’t be true. It’s amazing how dreamily the team plays football,” Hoeness explained. Bayern just always possess an attacking threat and can score goals late on, regardless of what the given score line is. From their last two wins over Benfica and Dortmund, six of the eight goals the scored came in the second half, contrary to the five they scored in the first half against Leverkusen. Hoeness likened that ability to the experience of an Elton John concert. “And what I like most is that they are hot to score until the last minute. And that is of course what the audience loves At an Elton John concert, the audience pays not only for the first ten songs, but until the end,” he said.
I’m not entirely sure if Hoeness is a massive Elton John fan and I’ve never been to one of his concerts myself. Howver, as one of the world’s most popular recording artists, Bayern’s attacking prowess is a far more justifiable comparison than Watford in the Premier League, who he’s been a lifelong fan of and was formerly chairman of.