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Julian Nagelsmann won’t give his Bayern Munich squad an information overload against Gladbach

Don’t expect too much craziness from Bayern Munich’s mad scientist.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Pre-Season Match Bundesliga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Don’t expect Bayern Munich boss to come out with all his guns blazing against Borussia Mönchengladbach. In fact, it might take a while before we see the Bavarians shifting formations during matches.

“We can basically expect that, but it will take a while. I won’t throw everything upside down at the beginning,” Naglesmann said (as captured by Tz). “Every player has to feel comfortable, the processes have to fit. Then there will certainly be a new basic order. But we won’t adapt to the opponent every three minutes.”

Nagelsmann does, however, want Bayern Munich to tighten up its defense.

“We want to improve that. We don’t want to run behind, the season is going to be intense. We need defensive stability,” Nagelsmann said. “We must be greedy to defend. This is what we focus on. We will practice several defensive basic orders in order to act more flexibly.”

In the end, Nagelsmann knows better than to think he can experiment a good team like Gladbach — and a good coach like Adi Hütter.

“You have a very good team and a good coach,” said Nagelsmann. “They also had a lot of national players and a few injuries, so not everything is perfect either. They are a demanding opponent at the beginning; there are no easy opponents in the Bundesliga anyway.”