Nagelsmann: "Lewandowski deserves a good reception by Bayern fans"
Robert Lewandowski joined Barcelona for a reported €50m fee this summer after he a total of 312 Bundesliga goals, 50 of which came in the last season. The Polish striker is set to visit his former club as Barca has been drawn in the same Champions League group as the Bavarians.
is set to revisit Allianz Arena stadium once more as he left Bayern in a somewhat acrimonious fashion after declaring that something had "died" within him in Germany.
However, theBayern Munich
boss believes the Poland international deserves to receive a positive reception when he returns to Bayern Munich as aBarcelona
told his press conference:
"I think there will be applause.
"I never like it when someone gets whistled. I don't know all of the processes [leading to his exit], the fan in the stadium are even further away.
"There is always a second truth, that things are exaggerated, mistranslated."
Barcelona and Bayern were drawn in Group C of the Champions League, alongsideInter
and Viktoria Plzen. On his expectations from theUEFA Champions League group competition
, the German added:
"It's a challenging group, but we can and want to come through it
After their three opening Bundesliga games, the Bavarians have made the best start in the competition's history at this stage winning all three of their games and holding a goal difference of +14. The reigning Bundesliga champions have been handed a further boost withLeon Goretzka
returning from an injury he took in July.
Eric Maxim] Choupo-Moting was training again but had a few problems today,"
the Bayern boss added.
"Leon was also back today and completed parts of team training. Neither of them are options to play tomorrow."
Bayern's youngster,Jamal Musiala
has played a key role in his side's strong start to the season, matching new arrivalSadio Mane
with three league goals this campaign. However, Nagelsmann is keen to keep the youngster grounded as a necessity for his further development.
He doesn't have a starting eleven guarantee,"
said of Musiala.
"Lothar's comparison is an honour. Lionel [Messi] has played at a high level for many years and he has yet to prove that. I trust him. But he's not quite at 100 per cent yet.
"I'll be spoiled for choice tomorrow. He has no guarantee that he will play, like everybody else."
Bayern will next faceMonchengladbach
at home on Saturday in their next Bundesliga clash.
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