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📣 Nagelsmann on player extensions, title race and Coman's surgery

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Emily Wilson

Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann held a press conference Friday afternoon ahead of the club’s match against VfL Bochum this weekend.

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Here is what he had to say…

On Goretzka and Kimmich extending

“Leon Goretzka’s contract extension is a positive signal both internally and externally.

“With him and Joshua Kimmich, we’ve extended with two very important players.

“The key to competing on the international stage is having a close relationship in the club and team.”

On improving in the Bundesliga

“We’re not where we want to be in the Bundesliga right now (top of the table).

“You have to push yourself to your limits no matter who you’re up against.

“We will not underestimate anyone. Even though Bochum don’t have that many points yet, they’re doing well.”

On potential lineup against Bochum

“Leon did well in Barcelona. I’m not planning on giving him a rest tomorrow.

“Of course he wants to show a good performance against his youth club. Regarding Sabitzer, I haven’t decided yet.

“The feedback from the players is positive, we have a normal week next week.

“We’ll be rotating, too, but we’re not going to disturb our rhythm very much.”

Update on Coman’s condition

“Kingsley Coman underwent surgery yesterday. His heartbeat rhythm had a slight disturbance with a minor added beat.

“At times he had a slight shortage of breath. That’s why we opted for long-term ECG monitoring and went ahead with this procedure.

“He will be doing cardio training again on Tuesday and won’t be out of action for any more than one and a half to two weeks.

“Corentin Tolisso will also miss tomorrow’s game. He still has pain in his calf. He can’t train with the team yet.”

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