Nagelsmann: 'That was a nice experience'

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Julian Nagelsmann’s first home game in charge of Bayern saw four goals finally witnessed by 8,500 spectators inside the Allianz Arena once again. The Audi Football Summit on Saturday between FCB and Ajax saw plenty of action as the German and Dutch champions played out a 2-2 draw. “Given the squad available to us, it was absolutely fine on the whole,” Nagelsmann said in summary. fcbayern.com has the post-match reaction.

Reaction to the game


Julian Nagelsmann: “We were a bit too deep in the first half, weren’t really so forceful in the first line of attack. Still, we had the chance to take the lead just before half-time. We had to score that. We then changed things a bit during the break and were really good in the first quarter of an hour after half-time. We applied a lot of pressure and had some good wins of possession. Then we substituted ten players. The boys also did very well. They were brave and played well with the ball. Given the squad available to us, it was absolutely fine on the whole. We’re very pleased there were spectators today and they supported us. That was a nice experience.”


Sven Ulreich: “We pressed a lot better compared to the game against Köln and got stuck into challenges better. It’s not easy because we’re a mish-mash team, but the guys did well, including those who came on. Of course, the ball needed to be better before the goal for 1-0. It’s annoying a goal came from that. The draw was deserved in the end. Julian does good training, articulates well and has a clear idea of how to play. Of course, it’s important to get that into us to start with, but we’re on track there.”


Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: “It was fun to play here in front of spectators again. There were a lot of positives. Of course, also negatives, but it’s still pre-season. We played against a very good team who’ve already got a few friendlies in their legs. We didn’t really find our feet in the first half. Things were then better in the second. The boys are doing very well. The automatisms will then also come with time. Julian has made a very good start, like the whole team. We’ve trained a lot of new things, very specific things for defence, midfield and forwards. A bit of everything.”

Read about the game in our match report: