Despite their defeat (0-1) in the first leg, Bayern Munich expressed their serenity and held a strong speech on the eve of the reception of Villarreal Tuesday in the quarter-final second leg of the Champions League.
Julian Nagelsmann and Bayern are not one to doubt…
Steamroller or colossus with feet of clay? It is sometimes difficult to know on which footing to dance this season with Bayern Munich who, from one match to another, are able to miss the point and crush the competition.
If these moments of bewilderment, often attributed to the very attacking style of coach Julian Nagelsmann, have no real impact in the championship, where the Bavarian giant remains leader with 9 points in advance, they could on the other hand have consequences most unfortunate in the Champions League.
Mr Neuer – don’t joke with us
Last Wednesday, the Thomas Mller band indeed fell on the field of Villarreal (0-1) in the quarter-final first leg. Faced with a united team and perfectly in place tactically, the Germans foiled as rarely and are not unhappy not to have returned home with an even heavier suitcase. Yet Nagelsmann and his gang gave a strangely self-assured speech the day before the home game.
We made a lot of mistakes on the way out. They did one: let us live. And we must punish them for a, so os the technician, who lost the tactical battle against Unai Emery the first leg. Same very offensive speech from Captain Manuel Neuer. We have character in this team, a lot of pride. When we lost a first leg, you shouldn’t joke with uswarned the guard.
Nagelsmann ready to play dirty
Behind this somewhat caricatural speech of arrogance often blamed on the Germans and Bayern in particular, Nagelsmann nevertheless admitted that the situation is serious and that only the result will count, even if it means putting aside some of his principles of play: Diamonds form under pressure, maybe tomorrow (Tuesday) we’ll have a brilliant match. (…) What must not happen is that we give Villarreal time to put their quality in place on the pitch. We have to play a little more gross. But we mustn’t talk about it so much, we must do it tomorrow. In the previous round, after the draw (1-1) torn in pain in the first leg, the Bavarians had joined the deeds to the words by correcting the RB Salzburg in the return (7-1). Will the champion’s pride speak again?
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