Nagelsmann not satisfied with Barcelona victory: We could have been better

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Bayern Munich cruised to a convincing 3-0 victory over Barcelona in the opening game of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night. A brace from Roberto Lewandowski and a goal from Thomas Muller helped them get all three points at Camp Nou.

However, Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann was far from pleased at his post-match press conference. When asked about the reason for his grim face, the manager said it was because they could have been much better than they were.

“I’m happy. But when I look back at the game, when I analyze it, I can’t drown in joy. We could have been better.”Julian Nagelsmann (Bayern Munich Coach) | Source

The mentality of the manager is unbelievable and is part of the reason the team plays with the champion mentality.

Under Nagelsmann, the Bavarians have played seven games of which they have won six and drawn one. They have conceded five goals but are yet to be defeated.

However, the shocking statistic is that the Germans have scored a whopping 31 goals in their seven games under the new manager.

The mindset of the manager clearly reflects on the player’s performances, as seen from the statistics above.

It is quite contrasting to the situation in Barcelona, where Ronald Koeman used his press conference to criticise the lack of experienced players and blame the circumstances for the loss.

The Dutchman shockingly said it was wrong to expect more from the team given the situation, clearly highlighting his view of the game.

Barcelona now head into a hectic month with some of the biggest teams in the League scheduled in the coming weeks.

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