It happened…it finally happened: Julian Nagelsmann won his first match as manager of Bayern Munich.
“We defended very well and were very aggressive. Unfortunately, we didn’t take the lead straight away. We absolutely deserved to win,” Nagelsmann said after the match (as captured by Tz),
Will the DFL-Supercup victory be the first of many future titles? Nagelsmann hopes so — and he explained his desire to win in an extremely odd way.
“First of all, I would like more titles. I have such small hamster teeth, as you can see, and so of course I would like to be a ‘Title Hamster*’,” Nagelsmann said.
Uh, okay. “Title Hamster” it is.
Anyway, Nagelsmann went on to credit his predecessor, Hansi Flick, with playing a part in the team’s success.
“We don’t have too much time to celebrate. The title is a reward for last season when Hansi Flick became champion. I’m happy, but the title belongs to more people than me,” Nagelsmann said.
(*BFW Note: We ran the “Title Hamster” translation through two auto-translators and one of our German speakers and none could dispute “Title Hamster”, so you know what, ‘We’ll do it live, (BLEEP) IT!’ It was really too good not to use. Admittedly, we held this way long than we wanted to because it sounded so absurd. Even the Daily Mail — albeit probably confused like us — went for it)