Trouble at Bayern Munich: Players ‘think boss Julian Nagelsmann should question his tactics…
- Bayern Munich have had an unusual start to the season as they are currently third
- Bayern from Julian Nagelsmann could only draw a 2-2 draw with VfB Stuttgart
- Players question the bosses’ tactics after signing for the third time in a row
- Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka all left without saying a word
Pressure on Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is mounting as players question his tactics after an unusual start to the new Bundesliga season, according to reports.
The reigning champions are currently third in the table after six games, having won three and drawn three, with both Union Berlin and SC Freiburg above them.
The latest setback was a 2-2 draw against VfB Stuttgart over the weekend, making it three consecutive draws in the league that left players questioning the boss.
Bayern Munich stars question coach Julian Nagelsmann’s tactics after the last draw
Top stars like veteran goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka all left the Allianz Arena without saying a word on Saturday.
Thomas Muller was one of the few to speak after the match, revealing: ‘I’m mad! Angry at ourselves. We have to look at ourselves. And every one of them!’
BILD has reported that some stars believe that Nagelsmann should also be questioning his tactics after failing to publicly utter a word of self-criticism on Saturday, instead blaming his team, and even single out Serge Gnarby, Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala.
Thomas Muller (pictured, right) spoke out after the match and showed his anger at the display
Nagelsmann said: ‘The aggressiveness in possession was a bit lacking, a bit too much control, a bit too little risk and greed to move forward.
“But we still had three big chances where you have to score a third goal – with Serge, Leroy and Jamal.”
The former RB Leipzig manager made six changes ahead of the Stuttgart game, as the boss is keen to keep all 17 stars with a starting eleven in the squad happy.
Bayern stars not happy after Nagelsmann didn’t utter a word of self-criticism in public
Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic: ‘I said to the coach: I think it’s more important that we would rather draw another equal than that we have too many dissatisfied players.
‘Of course Julian likes his style. This is also a learning process. He hasn’t had a team like that either.’
None of the incoming players have given themselves a good shot at starting in the Champions League when Bayern host Spanish giant Barcelona on Tuesday evening.
They will face an in-form Barca squad that now includes former Bayern talisman Robert Lewandowski.
Bayern now receives an in-form Barcelona that includes former talisman Robert Lewandowski
Salihamidzic puts the pressure on by saying: ‘We have to shift up two gears – even three against Barcelona to win games.’
In the same BILD report, a war of words from Oliver Kahn shows how much pressure Bayern is under after a lackluster start to the new season.
The club’s CEO is said to have yelled at referee Christian Dingert after Stuttgart were awarded a 92nd minute penalty when Serhou Guirassy was caught by Matthijs de Ligt in the penalty area.
The new signing started from the penalty spot to leave Bayern with just one point from the game and increasing pressure on Nagelsmann.