Nagelsmann demands attacking improvement

14 August 2021 22:11:57 GMTPlus11
Nagelsmann knows Bayern must improve after an opening draw

Julian Nagelsmann says his Bayern Munich players are aware they need to improve in attack after opening their Bundesliga campaign with a draw.

The Bavarians, 1/12 to claim a 10th straight league title and 4/1 for the Champions League, were held 1-1 by Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday in a gripping encounter in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Alassane Plea opened the scoring for Die Fohlen after 10 minutes before Robert Lewandowski equalised ahead of the break, the Pole seemingly hitting the ground running following his record-breaking 2020/21 campaign.

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New boss Nagelsmann's appointment was confirmed in April following successful spells at Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig and he has had to adapt quickly following the departures of stalwarts such as Jerome Boateng, David Alaba and Javi Martinez.

We were already aware that we still have room to improve.

Julian Nagelsmann

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Defender Dayot Upamencano has been the standout arrival to date, the Frenchman following Nagelsmann from Leipzig, but attacking reinforcements are expected before the transfer window closes on 31st August.

Speaking after the Gladbach draw, the 34-year-old coach admitted that his side lacked "structure" in their attacking play.

Nagelsmann calls for better

Nagelsmann says his players are aware of the areas in which they need to improve and are ready to work hard in order to reach the same heights that have seen the club achieve great success over the last decade.

"In the end, a draw is a fair result," he said. "We played good opponents. In attack, we need to have a bit more positional stability to have a better structure.

"We were already aware that we still have room to improve."

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