Julian Nagelsmann learned a great lesson. Bayern Munich coach Villarreal issued a serious warning at a press conference on Monday. “We made a lot of mistakes on the way out. They did one thing: let’s live. And we have to punish them for that.”. On Tuesday, the German technician fell ten floors when his team could not manage more than a draw (1-1) and was eliminated by the Spaniards. A nasty snub for Nagelsmann, who was loved in the German press and put in his place by the Villarreal players.
The former Leipzig coach, who was considered haughty and overconfident, learned a big lesson. At the wheel of the Bavarian Formula 1 since last summer, he was recruited to give the club new impetus and contribute his style of play, but the C1 defeat by Villarreal is a fiasco in the eyes of the Munich management. If she had expected more from Nagelsmann, she still wants to go forward hand in hand with him next year. Corresponding sports pictureFC Bayern Munich is also ready to follow his transfer recommendations.
Nagelsmann calls for recruits
This year, the coach has repeatedly emphasized behind the scenes that his team lacks quality in all areas. He even publicly called for the arrival last January because he was very worried. However, the residents of the Allianz Arena listened to him last summer when Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer, his former players at Leipzig, were signed. If the Frenchman has left his mark, the Austrian midfielder is struggling and has fallen out with Nagelsmann, with whom his relationship has soured.
In any case, after the humiliation on Tuesday, the national coach put the transfer window back on the table. In fact, he insisted that if the club wants to have big ambitions in C1 then the recruitment will fail. A message to his management that has already been activated behind the scenes. In fact, Hasan Salihamidzic is multiplying the tracks for next year. Ryan Gravenberch (19, Ajax) is being courted. But it will take at least 28 million euros. Right-back Noussair Mazraoui (24, Ajax) is free. But the competition is strong, especially from Barça.
Goals already in mind
In defense that Gazetta dello Sport speaks of an interest in Gleison Bremer (25, Turin) as a replacement for Niklas Süle at the end of the contract. Its price is estimated at 50 M€. On his side, table football advances the name of Keven Schlotterbeck (24 years old, Freiburg), whose value is 25 M€. Interesting targets, but not necessarily experienced and flashy. On the other hand, in the case of the departure of Robert Lewandowski, whom the club want to keep despite interest from Barca and who Nagelsmann said he doesn’t feel like leaving, prominent names have been mentioned.
There would of course be Erling Haaland (BVB), who is being courted by Real Madrid, Manchester City and Barça, and Darwin Nuñez (Benfica), who has just as many applicants. In plan B, the name Patrick Schick (Bayer Leverkusen) is preferred. On the offensive to compensate for a possible departure of Serge Gnabry, who has still not extended, Bayern are pursuing Karim Adeyemi (Salzburg) or Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig). Nagelsmann and Bayern Munich have learned their lesson and are preparing a major facelift to come back into force in the Champions League.