After four winless games to start his tenure at Bayern Munich, Julian Nagelsmann is not quite worried about the results that his team has achieved in the preseason.
The new coach is well aware that his squad has not had its choice XI at all over the past three weeks and knows things will get better once he gets a little more time to work with the players who will be expected to star during this campaign.
“I’m not worried. I think the first half was good. We had control and played well, but we didn’t manage to create a lot of chances in the final third. The goals we conceded were annoying, but that can’t really be a reference because we made a lot of changes,” said Nagelsmann (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “I said before that I’m taking over a well functioning team. But I haven’t had the full team yet. On Monday we will be complete, and then it’s about finding the rhythm in training.”
While it might seem easy to look at the result s and get upset, these four test matches ultimately mean nothing. The new boss will truly be judged when the bullets start flying in the DFB-Pokal, Bundesliga, and in the Champions League.
“I’m glad that the international players are back and could play 45 minutes – that was important,” said Nagelsmann (as captured by FCBayern.com). “Three more valuable players are returning on Monday, and then we can all train together for the first time.”