'I'm hoping for maximum success'
Wed, 07/07/21, 20:02
The best 8 answers from Julian Nagelsmann's Instagram Q&A
After training, his first as Bayern coach, Julian Nagelsmann's working day was far from over. The record champions' new head coach answered your questions live on the FCB Instagram account.
1. What are your hopes for your first season at Bayern?
"The maximum. Maximum success in the cup, maximum success in the Champions League - and of course also in the Bundesliga. We're all trying to win the tenth championship title in a row and, of course, my first championship title. We'd naturally all be very happy about that at the end of the season, and that's what we started working towards today."
2. How was the first training session?
"I was very happy. Of course, it's not so easy for all the boys to come back well after the break. I also staged a few drills right away, which were perhaps a little different than usual... There are still some players missing, i.e. there were a lot of [junior] players from the Campus, who are naturally a bit nervous when they start training with the first team. Considering that it was the first workout, I was happy."
3. Who was your favourite player as a boy?
"As a youth, my favourite player - excluding those from FC Bayern - was Alessandro Nesta."
4. What do you think of Jamal Musiala?
"An outstanding talent who plays without a care in the world, and whose dribbling is of the highest quality. He has a very, very good first touch, also taking him past his marker., so he's a real threat in front of goal. We'll really enjoy having him at FC Bayern."
5. What do you think of Tanguy Nianzou?
"I've known about him and had him on my watch-list for a very long time. He didn't have a good first season of course, because he also had injury problems. We're trying to move him on from that. He's an outstanding talent and has bags of character. He'll also take the necessary steps this year and hopefully have a better season than the last one."
6. What do you think of Lucas Hernández?
"An outstanding defender with a huge heart. I like players who fit the name of their position - he's a centre-back or full-back, and he fits those positions. He just loves to defend his goal, and always goes full throttle there. I'll be very happy when he hopefully comes back fit and in top shape after his op and the time on the sidelines. We'll enjoy having him in the team, and he'll have a big influence on our success."
7. How do you rate Gladbach as opening match opponents?
"Not at all easy away from home. They also have a new coach in Adi Hütter, who did an outstanding job in Frankfurt and will certainly continue that now with Gladbach. Gladbach have very good players, very good individual players and they've also always shown a good mentality out on the pitch in recent years. It'll be a good yardstick. They also have a lot of internationals, which means they have a similar situation to us in pre-season. We're looking forward to it, although we'd of course have preferred the first game at home."
8. For you, which is the most important trophy?
"I think the most meaningful is the Bundesliga, because you have to perform very consistently over 34 matchdays. The tenth title in a row is of course a very alluring number. But naturally, the Champions League is also a big dream, for the club and of course for me. So I don't want to favour the one or the other just now. We aim to win every trophy."
Nagelsmann was totally committed and motivated when he supervised his first training session: