📣 Nagelsmann on CL ambitions, injury updates and Barça's class

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Julian Nagelsmann has been speaking to the media ahead of Bayern Munich’s Champions League opener with Barcelona.

Here are some of the best quotes.

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On personnel for Tuesday

“Serge [Gnabry] will travel with us. Coco [Tolisso] will not travel. King will be with us, but not yet an option to start, so we’ll have to wait for tomorrow. We’ll have to wait and see for Serge too. Regarding Lewy, things are looking very good.

On Sabitzer’s chance of starting

“Every player with us is a player for the starting XI. I think Sabi can play better than he did against Leipzig. Given the situation, and the whistles, it wasn’t that easy. He was subbed in during a difficult phase too.”

On Barça’s threat

“They’ve no longer got someone as extravagant as Messi, but they have other players who can make a difference. We are prepared for everything. I’m not of the opinion that they are a lot worse off now. In any case, we definitely want three points.”

On ultimate ambitions

“I think all players want to win the title again. The same goes for me, of course, if you remove the word ‘again’. It’s a tough away game to start with, but one we’re really looking forward to. This is a very worthwhile trip with hopefully a good result for us.

“FC Bayern’s ambition is to be among the top three clubs in Europe. That is why we want to be as successful as possible on a European level this season”

On line-up changes from Saturday

“We have not made a final decision. In terms of performance, there is no reason to change. Bouna Sarr also was very involved in training yesterday. I’ll make a decision together with the medical team tomorrow.”

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