Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann demands improvements from his side ahead of an important Champions League tie with PSG
Bayern Munich are set to play their first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against PSG on Tuesday but Juliann Nagelsmann doesn’t believe they are fully ready for it.
Nagelsmann demands ‘super flow’
Muller, Coman and Gnabry were on the scoresheet on Saturday against Bochum as Bayern won 3-0. The Bavarians have extended their unbeaten run in the Bundesliga to 13 matches but Nagelsmann still wants improvements.
“We’re not in the flow,” Nagelsmann told Sky Sport.
“I think if we had played at full throttle, which is fun, and if we moved properly and brought a little enthusiasm onto the field, then I think in the first six minutes we should have led by two or three goals to nil.
“We had huge chances. But that’s a bit like the three games we drew, we lacked the finishing. Overall, it wasn’t a good game from either team.
“In the end, we didn’t show enough life, and we don’t have a super flow now. We have to put in an outstanding game in Paris, even if [Kylian] Mbappe might be out, because they’re just a world-class team.
“We’re not in the flow,”
“If we play like that on Tuesday, it won’t be enough to go through.”
Muller scored on his 428th Bundesliga match for Bayern, surpassing Gerd Muller. He now only stands behind two goalkeepers, Sepp Maier (473) and Oliver Kahn(429), as Bayern’s player with the third-most amount of league outings.
The 33-year-old was subbed off at half-time but Nagelsmann insisted that it was only a precautionary substitution.
“He indicated on the way in that he had a bit of a calf problem,” the Bayern boss explained.
“I hope he doesn’t have anything. It’s nothing bad; it was more of a precautionary measure. It was just too much risk for me that he had anything there.”