Bayern Munich: Marc Roca excited to work with Julian Nagelsmann

Marc Roca excited about working with Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Marc Roca excited about working with Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) /

Julian Nagelsmann will be unveiled as the new Bayern Munich manager on Wednesday. The German manager will also take the first training session tomorrow at Sabner Strasse with young players. The arrival of Nagelsmann has definitely created a lot of buzz amongst fans and players.

While the senior players will return to training later this month, younger players and non-internationals will be looking to impress him. Marc Roca is one of the few first-team players that will be present at Sabner Strasse this week.

Roca has been working hard on physical training during the summer to be completely ready for the second season in Bavaria. The Spaniard had a difficult first campaign with Die Roten as he struggled to get regular playing time.

The former Espanyol midfielder is eager to make an impact for Rekordmeister in the coming season. While talking to Bild this week, Roca admitted that he is looking forward to working with Julian Nagelsmann. Roca also revealed that RB Leipzig forward Dani Olmo had assured him about the possible benefits of working with the young German manager.

"“Dani Olmo has assured me that Julian Nagelsmann has a great feel for the players and is very hungry for success. He will surely take me forward. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to talk to him about my role yet. But I’m very much looking forward to working with him.”"

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Marc Roca took the difficult decision of not going to the Olympics with Spain to prepare well for the new campaign. The Spaniard has also put on extra muscle to withstand the physical nature of the Bundesliga after a quiet start to his career in Germany last season.

A good pre-season will help Marc Roca to make a case for starting the first game of the season against Borussia Monchengladbach in August. The Spanish midfielder will have competition from Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, and Corentin Tolisso in the center of the park. The departure of Javi Martinez has reduced the competition, while there are also question marks over the future of Tolisso.

Roca should be getting more consistent playing time in the holding midfield role. If he impresses for Die Roten next season, then the workload of Kimmich can be managed in a much better way. Kimmich has played non-stop football in the last couple of seasons whenever he was physically fit.

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Nagelsmann reportedly wanted to sign Roca from RB Leipzig before Die Roten swooped in to sign him at the end of last summer. He was a long-term target for Rekordmeister as the club tried to sign him in 2019. Nevertheless, Roca is getting a head coach that was eager to work with him. The Spaniard has also put in extra effort during summer. All signs are pointing towards a breakthrough campaign for Roca with Die Roten.