6:1! Bayern ended the new season the way they ended the old season. All experts agreed: It was a show of force! Julian Nagelsmann’s team was clearly the better team from the start. Five goals within 38 minutes from five different scorers (Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Pavard, Sadio Mané, Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry) made the departure of world footballer Robert Lewandowski quickly forgotten. Super talent Musiala scored twice just before the end.
Nevertheless, Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner tried to stay optimistic: “Sometimes it’s good to get a blow in the neck right from the start. So that not everyone thinks it will continue like last year,” said the Upper Austrian on Friday evening.
Still, the Austrian soccer coach had to admit that it was a fully deserved victory for Bayern. After the first two quick goals against standards, his team “lost their heads a bit”. Tactical specifications were then completely ignored by Eintracht, but Bayern found plenty of space. “I didn’t manage to correct that from the outside”, was Glasner self-critical: “We were overwhelmed by their speed.”
Glasner saw a lot of passion during the debacle against Bayern, but also a lot of naivety. The people of Munich presented themselves completely differently. ÖFB kicker Marcel Sabitzer was on the field for Bayern until the 57th minute. Eintracht in the Supercup Real Madrid is already waiting for Wednesday. “On Wednesday we have the opportunity to do better against Real Madrid, who of course have similar quality to Bayern,” said the Upper Austrian before the duel against the Champions League winners in Helsinki.
But Glasner doesn’t just have to deal with the defeat. Recently there have been rumors about Filip Kostic leaving for Juventus. The Austrian reacted annoyed: “I don’t spread rumours, you write them,” he said to the journalists at the press conference: “And the best thing is, you write them all off. If one starts a rumour, the other copies it without researching it.”
When asked why Glasner had replaced the winger (29) in the 74th minute and whether he even apparently said goodbye to the fans, he reacted with humor. “So that he is in top shape for the start in Italy, that’s clear.” Only to clarify shortly afterwards: “So that he is in top form against Real Madrid. Filip started training quite late, not yet at 100 percent and we want to win the Supercup even though we lost 6-1 today.”