Created on 2021-07-07 at 18:44 PM
He's really hit the ground running! After Julian Nagelsmann answered all the media's questions at a press conference on Wednesday morning together with board member for sport Hasan Salihamidžić and CEO Oliver Kahn, he took to the pitch in the afternoon for his first session as head coach of FC Bayern. The Bayern fans witnessed a very motivated and committed lesson from the 33-year-old.
📸 Press conference, training and more: In the gallery you can get an impression of the first intensive day for Julian Nagelsmann:
Nagelsmann welcomed a total of 17 outfield players and three goalkeepers to the Säbener Straße training ground for his first session. In addition to the senior players, who had already undergone performance diagnostics the day before, the young talents Johannes Schenk, Josip Stanišić, Christopher Scott, Malik Tillman, Remy Vita, Jamie Lawrence, Taylor Booth, Torben Rhein and Armindo Sieb were also present. Chris Richards, meanwhile, continued to train individually. The internationals will join the team in the course of July, Alphonso Davies is currently preparing for the CONCACAF Gold Cup (from 10 July) with the Canadian national team, and Christian Früchtl is still undergoing individual rehab training after breaking his collarbone.
90 minutes at full throttle
The session lasted just over 90 minutes and Nagelsmann had prepared numerous exercises. The game forms in particular were characterised by high intensity situations, but also many tactical elements. The new boss regularly interrupted his players to give instructions or, for example, to clarify his idea of build-up play. Nagelsmann was very active and consistently engaged his players and coaching staff in conversation.
Watch Nagelsmann's first press conference with Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidžić here:
Nagelsmann now has almost exactly one month to prepare his team for its first competitive match. Between 6-9 August FCB will face Bremer SV in the first round of the DFB Cup. Before then, the men from Munich have four friendlies against 1. FC Köln, Ajax, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Napoli (you can apply for tickets for the games HERE). Today's session definitely whetted the appetite for the coming season!
The first six Bundesliga matchdays have already been scheduled by the DFL: