‘He can’t lose the dressing room’ |
Matthew’s Warning to Nagelsmann
Bayern messed up a 2-0 lead at Borussia Dortmund and ended up only 2-2 on top of the giants.
Record player Lothar Matthäus (61) clearly warns Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann (35) regarding personnel decisions, saying in the “Sky90” program: “Of course something like this is observed in the cabin and also discussed. He has to be careful there, Julian. He must not lose the locker room.”
Matthäus mainly means the new signings Ryan Gravenberch (20/only 115 Bundesliga minutes) and Mathys Tel (17/only 96 Bundesliga minutes), who have not yet been used as hoped. Above all, Matthäus cannot understand that he was without Frenchman Tel, who had to sit on the bench for 90 minutes in the last three Bundesliga games: “Before the season Julian says: I expect ten Bundesliga goals from Tel. Then he should let him play.” His speed made Tel probably the more interesting player at the top of the league. Nagelsmann replaced Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (33) in the last eight minutes for Sadio Mané (30).
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 make it. Bayern let themselves be pushed in at the back, didn’t fall anymore and didn’t get into a duel again. That was definitely not Bayern-like.”
“Not Bayern-like” – that’s how honorary president Uli Hoeneß (70) described the loss of the 2-0 lead in the top match.
Matthäus believes he has found a reason why the Bayern pros have only won four out of nine matches in the league so far: “Maybe some players are not as ready this season as they were in previous years. They have won everything and are more focused on the Champions League. This torment that Bayern Munich has had in the last 20 minutes in Augsburg or Dortmund must be back in the team.”
Is it now fatal for the Munich people that they have become German champions ten times in a row?
A look at the Bundesliga stats from the last matches could point to that. Matthäus: “Six Bundesliga games, one win – that’s not Bayern-ish 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) from nine match days is the weakest interim balance for the German record champions in 12 years. At the end of the 2010/11 season, BVB became champion…