Bayern Munich: Lucas Hernandez loving life under Julian Nagelsmann

Lucas Hernandez is enjoying working with Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Lucas Hernandez is enjoying working with Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

It has been a perfect September for Bayern Munich. The defending Bundesliga champions won every game across all competitions. Along with results, the team performances have improved with every passing week for Rekordmeister.

Julian Nagelsmann endured a difficult pre-season as he got little time to work with senior players due to extended breaks. However, two months of competitive football has seen all players slowly and steadily getting used to the German manager’s method.

Lucas Hernandez had to wait for some time to start working with Nagelsmann since he suffered a serious injury at Euro 2020. The French defender returned to action at the start of September and churned out good performances in the heart of the defense.

Hernandez is particularly pleased with the man-management of Nagelsmann. While talking to, the French international heaped praise on the head coach for doing a good job in terms of managing the big squad. Hernandez also gave a good insight on the change in preparations for every game under Nagelsmann.

"“He’s a coach who knows the world of football. He knows how to get on with the players and how to manage players. The most important thing for a coach is knowing how to manage the group. He has done that very well since the beginning.”“The exercises are more specific and no two weeks are the same. The exercises we do are determined by the match we have that weekend. It’s up to us to make sure we can adapt to the new exercises so that we’re ready for the game.”"

The bigger tests lie ahead for Nagelsmann in terms of squad management when the season gets older, and big games come thick and fast. However, the German coach has done a fine job while rotating the squad in defense and attack. He is yet to make consistent changes in the midfield as Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are very crucial for his system. Other midfielders in the squad will be hoping that chances will soon arrive for them.

Meanwhile, the handling of Sane’s poor form is another piece of Nagelsmann’s impressive work in Bavaria. He provided tactical and public support to Sane after he was jeered by Bavarian faithful early in the season due to his poor performances.

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The first few weeks of the season, Die Roten were winning games, but the team was also conceding cheap goals. After getting more weeks of training with the team, the defensive organization of the team has significantly improved, and clean sheets are slowly becoming the norm.

At the other end of the pitch, Nagelsmann has got his forwards firing all cylinders. Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski have been key players in the final third, while Leroy Sane is looking back to his best after he was moved to the left flank. Other forwards are chipping in with key goals and assists, which is a credit to Nagelsmann’s tactics and man-management. The German manager can achieve all objectives of this season if he continues to improve the squad and individual players.