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Julian Nagelsmann gave impassioned speech to squad days before Bayern Munich sacking

The coach was planning for BVB...until he wasn’t.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga Photo by Stefan Brauer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

If fans were shocked that Bayern Munich sacked Julian Nagelsmann last week, you can only imagine the surprise that the ex-manager got when he found out his fate through the media.

How blindsided was Nagelsmann? Probably more than anyone else — especially when reading the message he gave to players during a speech right before the team left for the international break.

Sport Bild journalists Christian Falk and Tobi Altschäffl captured those words (courtesy of @iMiaSanMia) and they seem to indicate that the native Bavarian was fully making plans to take on Borussia Dortmund in a battle for Bundesliga supremacy this weekend:

“We’ve put pressure on ourselves by ourselves. Everyone come back healthy from the international games — and then let’s knock Dortmund away!”

While he probably could have spiced things up with an F-bomb or two, it is clear that Nagelsmann was operating in a “business as usual” manner, while the club was already deep into its planning to fire him.

It’s a mad world...

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