Nagelsmann: The Stone against Gladbach will lie there forever

Fri 29 October 2021 | 14:24

Bayern Munich were thrashed 5-0 at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach and the club manager talked about the game on Friday.

Julian Nagelsmann

admitted that their 5-0 loss by

Borussia Monchengladbach

is going to take a long time to recover from.

Nagelsmann, who was not present for the fourth game because of his positive Covid-19 test, saw

Bayern Munich

miss out on the last-16 stage of the DFB-Pokal following an embarrassing defeat by Gladbach.

Since November 1978, it was Bayern’s first time to lose in a five-goal margin and they prepare to have a comeback when they face Union Berlin in Bundesliga on Saturday.

However, according to the club manager, recovering from a defeat that big takes time as they aim for a fourth victory in a row in Bundesliga.


We didn't cry to ourselves on the phone about how bad everything is,"

said Nagelsmann on Friday.

"It was important to me that the players not only look for mistakes in themselves but also in me. At the end of the conversation, I had the feeling with everyone that we could get this out of their heads – but also that it would take a while.

"Our aim is to solve it playfully, but it is easier on a good day. We need solutions that we will use again and again in the future in order to survive such moments.

"That was one new experience for us. With that we can close the Wednesday book."

He is hoping for a better performance against Union Berlin, who have failed to win any of their first four games against Bayern in the Bundesliga.

The ex-Rb Leipzig boss also admitted that he had crucial talks with his key players after the defeat as he planned to resolve issues.


The conversations were yesterday,

" he continued.

"I won't tell you which players I spoke to. That remains a trade secret. I have tried to send messages that can also be passed on [to other players].

"I try to have the best possible influence. As a head coach, being able to hand over responsibilities is a great asset.

"There was a lot received, but that stays between us. Everyone has different issues. In the end we all agreed that this shouldn't happen to us again. Simply because it hurts. It doesn't work about what other people write about us.

"It's not about making amends. Experiences are shaped by uniqueness; you can no longer eradicate something like that in life. The stone from Wednesday will lie there forever."

Nagelsmann, who announced that he will be back to the touchline for their Benfica clash in the Champions League on Tuesday, also emphasized that he is able to handle the Bayern role’s pressure.


I always feel pressure, it hasn't changed much,"

he added.

"I know how Bayern Munich works. I've prepared myself for it.

"It's not about life and death, but about making good games and learning from them. The pressure is no different now than it was before."

source: SportMob

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