The last three weeks have been difficult for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. After suffering three draws in a row against Stuttgart, Union Berlin, and Monchengladbach, Die Roten suffered defeat against Augsburg last weekend. They have slipped to the fifth position in the table after collecting only three points in the previous four league games.
Courtesy of poor form and performances in the league, Julian Nagelsmann has been subject to heavy criticism. The German coach is also reportedly facing problems in the dressing room as players are critical of him for the recent performances.
Despite heavy criticism and various reports about players’ dissatisfaction with Nagelsmann in German media, Bayern chiefs have publicly backed him to turn things around sooner rather than later. The Bavarian club still believes that Nagelsmann is the right man to spearhead the sporting project at the club.
Along with publicly backing Nagelsmann, the chiefs at Bayern wants Nagelsmann to implement a few things after the international break. According to Sky Sports in Germany (via iMiaSanMia), Die Roten is hoping to see improvement from Nagelsmann in four areas.
The first area to address for Nagelsmann is to instill strong leadership in the squad. The German head coach needs players to pull in the same direction as him and set the tone for the rest of the season. Nagelsmann needs to bring players on his side and remove any ounce of doubt about him in the dressing room.
The club chiefs also want Nagelsmann to professionalize his external image. The German head coach has been blunt with his analysis of the recent results in public. A much more subtle approach from Nagelsmann while speaking about the team’s performances will do a world of good for the club and players.
Bayern is also expecting Nagelsmann to place more responsibility on players and improve the team’s build-up play. If the German coach ends up fulfilling all these four demands set by the club, then results are more than likely to improve after the international break.
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Die Roten needs to go on a good run of results in the Bundesliga from next week. The game against Bayer Leverkusen will be tricky, but nothing but a win will be disastrous for Die Roten and Nagelsmann. The Bavarian club has done well in the cup competitions this season, so it does look like a matter of when rather than if for things to click for them in the Bundesliga