“He must not lose the locker room” |
Matthew’s warning to Nagelsmann
Bayern blew out a 2-0 lead at Borussia Dortmund and ended up playing just 2-2 atop the giants.
National record player Lothar Matthäus (61) issues a clear warning to Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann (35) about personnel decisions, said on the program ‘Sky90’: “Something like this is of course observed in the cabin and also discussed. He must be careful there, Julian. He must not lose the locker room.
Matthäus mainly means new signings Ryan Gravenberch (20/only 115 Bundesliga minutes) and Mathys Tel (17/only 96 Bundesliga minutes), who have yet to be used as hoped. Above all, Matthäus does not understand the fact that he found himself without Frenchman Tel, who had to sit on the bench for 90 minutes in the last three Bundesliga matches: “Before the season, Julian says: I’m waiting ten Bundesliga goals from Tel. Then he has to let him play. Because of his speed, Tel was probably the most interesting player at the top of the league. Nagelsmann replaced Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (33) with Sadio Mané (30) for the last eight minutes.
The 1990 world champion also criticizes the Bayern team on a general point: “They forgot to score the third goal in the 70 minutes and in the last 20 minutes they just wanted to manage. Bayern let themselves be pushed to at the back, didn’t attack anymore and didn’t engage in a duel. It was absolutely not like Bayern.
“Not like Bayern” – that’s exactly how honorary chairman Uli Hoeneß (70) described losing the 2-0 lead in the best game.
Matthäus believes he has found a reason why Bayern pros have only been able to win four out of nine league games so far: “Maybe some players aren’t as ready this season as they were the previous years. They have won everything and are more focused on the Champions League. This torment that Bayern Munich gave him in Augsburg or Dortmund for the last 20 minutes, it must go up in the team.”
Is it now fatal for the people of Munich to have become German champions ten times in a row?
A look at Bundesliga stats from recent games might suggest as much. Matthäus: “Six Bundesliga games, one win – that’s not like Bayern either. I think it’s been more than two decades since a result like this was last given.
One thing is clear: 16 points (4 wins, 4 draws, one bankruptcy) in nine match days is the weakest provisional record for the German record champions in 12 years. At the end of the 2010/11 season, BVB became champions…
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