Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann will not be on the sidelines against Union Berlin, but he still wants to help his team get passed its 5-0 drubbing against Borussia Mönchengladbach earlier this week.
“We showed that we are people and not machines, that mistakes happen to us in combination with a very good opponent and a very bad form of ours on the day. We have shown that we are vulnerable. But that gives us lessons,” Nagelsmann said (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “It’s normal for us to have the ambition to reach the final and win the Pokal. But we are only human and fallible. We didn’t do a lot of things right on Wednesday. Before that, we were praised as the best team in Europe. With me on the sidelines, I don’t think we would have won either. But there’s a certain distribution of roles, you can’t change your role two weeks. An assistant coach can’t put on a show (on the sidelines) because it doesn’t fit his role.”
As for how he handed the loss, Nagelsmann said he did not resort to throwing object in his “kitchen data center.”
“Nothing happened to my kitchen. I once threw a bottle when I was in Hoffenheim and had a very bad experience with it. Since then I didn’t do it again. I yelled a lot on Wednesday. But my neighbors knew we were playing,” said Nagelsmann. “We are just human. FC Bayern players are not used to such defeats. But we didn’t cry over the phone. I had the feeling the players I spoke to on the phone needed a moment to forget. But we want to show a reaction on Saturday.”