According to a report by Sport1’s Kerry Howe, the pain of carrying a large roster may be starting to get to Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann.
After Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win over Inter Milan in the Champions League, several players were said to be at least worried about their role, or lack thereof.
Two goals, three points: It was a good start for FC Bayern in the Champions League. However, there was only limited celebration in the catacombs of the Giuseppe Mezza Stadium after Inter Milan’s 2-0 win. Several players left the stadium feeling less than happy.
For example, Serje Gnabry and Jamal Musiala appeared briefly and left the bus without a word; Like newcomers Ryan Gravenburch and Nussair Mazraoui, who were underutilized. Only one of the waiters stopped briefly to comment – which made sense.
As we learned in Friday’s edition of Daily Schmankerl, Leon Goretzka has already spoken about his desire to start, so – if this report is true – Nagelsmann’s honeymoon could end with this list. From now on, the boss has to strategize how to please the boys:
According to SPORT1, several players are not satisfied with their role and are pushing internally for more playing time. The coaching staff and the people in charge stay relaxed, let them know: the season is long and everyone gets enough games.
However, the question arises: can Nagelsmann manage the team? Even in his first season at Bayern, he faced criticism for the way he handled personnel decisions – even from the established powers that be, Nagelsmann’s predecessor, Hansi Flick, was sympathetic and approachable.
Nagelsmann, for his part, will probably not take any active part in warning his players that they will be on the bench.
Nagelsmann himself, as reported by Inter on Wednesday evening before the game, is not keen on talking to the waiting list individually, either before or after the announcement of the line-up. His justification: Usually, that leads to nothing, and those fix it.
Whatever the case, Nagelsmann, who has plenty of talent and limited playing time, will have tough calls to make it through the season.