First defeat niggles Nagelsmann

04 October 2021 19:48:33 GMTPlus11
Julian Nagelsmann was far from happy

Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann said Sunday's 2-1 Bundesliga defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt was particularly painful as it was "totally avoidable".

Bayern are 1/12 to win the German league title for the tenth season in a row, while the Bavarian giants are 4/1 to triumph in the Champions League for the second time in three seasons.

First stumble for Nagelsmann

Nagelsmann joined Bayern in the summer from last season's Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig and his first game in charge was a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach.

The Munich men then won their next nine games in all competitions, including handsome Champions League wins over Barcelona (3-0) and Dynamo Kiev (5-0) before Sunday's setback against Frankfurt.

It's the first one and...it was totally avoidable.

Julian Nagelsmann

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Bayern took a 29th-minute lead through Leon Goretzka, but Martin Hinteregger swiftly equalised for Frankfurt and Filip Kostic struck in the final ten minutes to shock the champions at the Allianz Arena.

Nagelsmann's side dominated possession and had 20 shots to their opponents' five and the 34-year-old will be keen for Bayern to bounce back after the international break, when they travel to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and Benfica in the Champions League.

Avoidable loss niggles

In his post-match press conference, Nagelsmann said: "Defeats always hurt, today's no exception. On the one hand because it's the first one and, on the other hand it was totally avoidable.

"We didn't do some things right, just like in recent weeks, but our opponents didn't take advantage of that. Today we were punished. Still, we had enough chances to score some goals."

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