Nagelsmann targets early success

16 August 2021 22:53:34 GMTPlus11
Julian Nagelsmann is eyeing early silverware with Bayern

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann says it would be a "great feeling" if his side were to get the better of Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup on Tuesday night.

Signal Iduna Park is the venue for the clash and the Bavarians are 21/20 to lift the trophy for a record-extending ninth time, while BVB are available at 2/1 to claim a seventh Super Cup, with the draw in 90 minutes 16/5.

Pressure already on

Bayern started life under new boss Nagelsmann with a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach last Friday and there is already a degree of pressure on the former RB Leipzig boss.

We will do everything we can to get that win.

Julian Nagelsmann

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As for Dortmund, Marco Rose's first game in charge ended in a convincing 5-2 victory at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, with Erling Haaland again the star of the show, bagging two goals and registering two assists.

BVB have won their last six competitive matches at home but they have struggled in recent meetings against Bayern, who have won the last five encounters with an aggregate score of 15-6.

Setting the tone for the season

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Tuesday's game, Nagelsmann said his side were focused on claiming their first piece of silverware under his guidance.

He said: "It would be great for our first trophy of the season to come with our first win. It's an important game against a side who've started the league strongly.

"Of course, we will do everything we can to get that win - it would be a great feeling."

Bayern will be without Benjamin Pavard, who suffered an ankle injury before the season opener and could be out of action for a month, while Lucas Hernandez and Marc Roca are both doubts.

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