Thomas Müller (right) did not score, Jamal Musiala twice against Eintracht Frankfurt.
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Thomas Müller (right) did not score, Jamal Musiala twice against Eintracht Frankfurt. © IMAGO / Sven Simon

FC Bayern played the Bundesliga opener at Eintracht Frankfurt. There were enough topics of conversation. What did Julian Nagelsmann, Hasan Salihamidzic and Co. say? The voices.

Munich – It was done! The 60th Bundesliga season started with the match between Eintracht Frankfurt and the FC Bayern. One more than interesting encounterAfter all, the reigning Europa League winner with Bundesliga returnee Mario Götze met the German record champions, who Sadio Mane and Matthijs de Ligt has reinforced more than prominently.

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We summarize the voices from the Deutsche Bank Park and on DAZN and Sat.1 for you.

Julian Nagelsmann (FC Bayern) after the game over…

… the difference to the season opener last season (1:1, editor’s note): “Better than the first, definitely. The energy you feel is the most beautiful. It was great that the boys were celebrating with the fans. Sadio on the fence, you can feel a very, very good energy there.”

… his audibly damaged voice: “My voice has suffered too, yes. But she gets used to it over time. (laughs)”

… Joshua Kimmich’s goal to make it 1-0: “Great praise goes to Toni Tapalovic, who agreed with Dino Toppmöller that Kevin Trapp is always a little further up the field. But Josh was actually a bit too far away, but he’s doing it brilliantly.”

…his comment on Sadio Mané’s goal: “Great run from Serge, great ball from Josh, who was outstanding today anyway. Great ending.”

… the fact that you have to become a champion at FC Bayern: “When you win ten championships in a row, maybe that’s how it is. We want to get further in the cup than last time, also in the Champions League, where we had a bad move last season.”

Julian Nagelsmann spoke to DAZN before the start of the Bundesliga.
Julian Nagelsmann spoke to DAZN before the start of the Bundesliga. © IMAGO / district photo

Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern) after the game over…

… about the game: “The point of criticism is that we didn’t manage to keep a clean sheet again. It wasn’t wrong going forward. We still had a chance to score more goals. That really made me want to be on the pitch.”

… about the tactics against Eintracht: “We knew that there would always be rooms. Just behind Kostic and Knauff. When Frankfurt lost the ball, there were big spaces that we could always hit. And then of course the four in front, that’s fun.”

Jamal Musiala after the game over…

… the reasons for the strong performance: “We wanted to play with the same energy, then…”

Thomas Müller walks behind Musiala land and growls, laughing: “I just sold you!”

Musiala: “I don’t understand the manager game, but he meant something with ‘sell’ (laughs). We wanted to perform like we did against Leipzig, in general we performed very well and played well.”

… the game without Lewandowski: “We always try to create a lot of chances, even with Lewandowski. We’re technically strong, but now we have to find other ways to score goals.”

… his goals to make it 3-0: “It was a dream goal for the coach, and we scored it sensationally.”

Oliver Glasner (Eintracht Frankfurt coach) after the game over…

… his team and the game: “You’ve tried everything. But Bayern were too good and we too wild. (…) Today we didn’t have a chance. We wanted to keep our outsides lower, but the outside was very high. Bayern knew that and kept coming back to these areas by shifting the game. We were too wild, wanted too much. But we also had two huge chances, hitting the bar for example. The two standard goals gave it a dynamic that we didn’t want. You can cover through to midfield in a back three if you know you have protection on the outside. We now have to learn our lessons from this and can take a lot with us. We will correct that we offered too many spaces to the left and right of the back three.”

Sebastian Rode (Eintracht Frankfurt) after the game over …

... the defeat: “Of course we imagined it completely differently, so it became a debacle in the first half.”

… the new FC Bayern without Lewandowski: “The statics of the game have already changed after Lewy’s departure, the four up front were already very flexible. We busted our asses.”

… the behavior of the fans after the game: “The fans had a very, very good feeling. The goal was not to lose the second half. Real Madrid are waiting on Wednesday.”

Julian Nagelsmann (FC Bayern coach) before the game over…

… his team: “We need more consistency. We lost in the second half of last season, but we still became champions. But to stay longer in all three competitions, we need more consistency.”

… Specifications for the Bayern players: “We’re trying to bring our own ideas and style of play onto the pitch even more.”

… Eintracht Frankfurt: “The opponents have gained a lot of self-confidence in the Europa League. They have a very good coach, Mario Götze as a new signing and a frenetic stadium. You have to be prepared for that. You can also use the atmosphere for yourself. They have a team that plays counter-pressing very passionately and physically.”

…. how far de Ligt is from the starting XI: “Not far anymore. He’s making very good progress. However, every player needs the prerequisites to achieve maximum performance. He was five or six days behind. But he has now caught up.”

Philipp Lahm (formerly FC Bayern) before the game over …

… Bayern without Robert Lewandowski: “It will be a different game, you saw that in the Supercup. A bit more variable, no longer with that one target player that the game is aimed at. Lewandowski has scored 30 to 40 goals per season, so I’m curious how they plan to compensate for that.”

… the Winter World Cup in Qatar: “If you award the World Cup there, which I find borderline, it can only take place in winter. It’s just too hot for the players there and you have to play in the winter. The teams and players who are not traveling to the World Cup have a two-month break as a result. I’m curious to see how they plan to stay in rhythm there.”

… the master candidates: “It’s always about three or four teams that can become champions. In the end, however, only one champion has ever won: FC Bayern. (…) At Bayern Munich, only former players have held managerial positions for decades. This is unique in Europe.”

… Excitement at the top of the Bundesliga: “You have to make sure it gets more exciting. At times there were gaps of over 20 points. That’s not the point. The neutral spectator wants a championship that is exciting until the last day of the game.”

Hansi Flick (national coach) before the game at ran over…

… the Bundesliga: I am happy that it starts again. We have an exciting team with the European Cup winners. Bayern’s performance against Leipzig in the first half was also appealing.

... the possibility that Bayern will become champions again: “I suppose so, because they have a top team, even if they’ve lost Lewy now.”

… the Süle departure and his exchange with Nagelsmann in this regard: “We exchange ideas, but not on this topic. I can understand that you would have Niki Süle in the team, but things were predetermined.”

… the many millions that Bayern have now spent: “It always depends on what you do with it. It’s always good when fresh blood gets in. I had a great team back then, but of course it’s good for Julian. Let’s see what he makes of it.”

… possible World Cup chance for Mario Götze: “It’s very simple: He has to perform at his best and show that he’s fit. That he can be an alternative for the players who are currently with the national team. Which are also very good. We take a very close look at who can help us so that we can achieve our goal at the World Cup. Namely to get as far as possible.”

Hasan Salihamidzic (FC Bayern Board Member for Sport) before the game over …

… the departure of Lewandowski: “Lewy was there again and said goodbye. Everyone is happy now, Barcelona have gotten a good player, but we have also strengthened a lot.”

… a possible transfer for the storm center: “We are well staffed, even if the transfer market is open until the end of August.”

Oliver Kahn (FC Bayern) talks about the newcomers.
Oliver Kahn (FC Bayern) talks about the newcomers. © IMAGO / MIS

Oliver Kahn (CEO of FC Bayern) before the game about…

… the start of the Bundesliga: “The first game was always something very special. No player knows 100% for sure, let’s make it into competitive mode right away. The first game is not entirely without it. It helps confidence when you win the first game.”

… the Munich transfer offensive: “It has nothing to do with exclamation marks at all. It’s about the fact that we’ve strengthened very well. On the basis that we have a clear idea of ​​which players we want at Bayern. (…) It’s difficult to replace a player like Robert Lewandowski who scores 30, 40 goals a season. (…) It is not an easy task to replace him. But I think we’re in a good position. We always have to think about how and with whom we can strengthen the team.”

… time for the newcomers to settle in: “No one has time here (laughs). There are very experienced players like Sadio Mané. He won’t worry too much, he knows it all. We can assume that he will find his way in quickly. You have to give the young players like Gravenberch and Tel the necessary development time so that they can mature. We’re seeing Marcel Sabitzer, who didn’t go well last season, trying to get his teeth into the team.”

… possible further transfers: “The transfer window is open until the end of August. On the whole, however, we are done.”

… the master competition: “I don’t know if we have anyone to fear. We have respect for the teams, there’s no question about that. Borussia Dortmund have strengthened very well and will definitely want to attack. Leipzig have a very good team, you saw that in the Supercup. (…) There is no arrogance with us. Humility is good for us when we want to start trying to win everything again.”

Oliver Glasner (Eintracht Frankfurt coach) before the game about …

… the preparation: “We brought Rode because Bayern come into the room with Mané, Gnabry, Müller and Co. We have to close them, Basti is very strong. Bayern plays a very aggressive counterpressing. We have players who can free themselves, we have enough speed.”

... the departure of Lewandowski: “They became champions ten times in a row, there were always other players there. Last year they lost Alaba and Boateng and they were still stable. It’s always difficult to play against Bayern.”

(smk/pm)

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