"A big compliment" from Nagelsmann: Comments on Bayern's victory over Pilsen

A very strong first half was enough for FC Bayern to win 4:2 over Viktoria Pilsen.

"A big compliment" from Nagelsmann: Comments on Bayern's victory over Pilsen

A very strong first half was enough for FC Bayern to win 4:2 over Viktoria Pilsen. The Bundesliga team thus advances to the round of 16 of the Champions League. The voices of the game.

"The boys did well. It's always a good indicator when you're the clear favorite. The team gets a big compliment," summarized Julian Nagelsmann after the game (via mangfall24). It is always important to win the away games, he added. The first leg in the Allianz Arena at home was won 5-0 a week ago.

"We have twelve points from four games in the toughest group, are in the round of 16 and want to finish first. That gives us the necessary calm and focus for the game against Freiburg on Sunday," said the coach, looking ahead to the weekend.

Nagelsmann continued: "We're all satisfied for today, starting tomorrow we'll be very straightforward in preparing for Freiburg so that we can head in the right direction again in the Bundesliga."

Leon Goretzka brought his team forward with a brace. After returning from injury, the midfielder got his rhythm back - he already scored in the duel with BVB at the weekend.

"I'm happy that I was able to score two goals. It was important to march in the right direction again straight away. That's why we were highly motivated," he said, explaining the good performance in the first 45 minutes. The goal is now clear: "Now we want to play our way into a frenzy game after game. It was a good step again today."

Nevertheless, it annoyed him "that we conceded two goals": "We have to finish it seriously. Otherwise, it was very focused for long stretches and a serious performance."

Manuel Neuer had to be replaced in goal, which is why Sven Ulreich was allowed to play. The number two saw "a great first half", in which you had both control of the game and the chances, and also scored the goals. "In the second half we did a bit too little and let Pilsen come back. That was unnecessary. We had planned to keep a clean sheet," said the keeper a little contritely.

Michal Bilek, the hosts' coach, was aware of the difficulty of this match from the start: "We knew that Bayern are a top team and that they are incredibly strong, especially in attack. They have fast players and their movements were a problem for us. They could overcome us easily and score goals."

The first half was "annoying". Nevertheless, he also drew something positive from the game: "But I'm happy that we didn't give up and played very well in the second half."

This article was originally published on 90min.com/DE as "A big compliment" by Nagelsmann: Comments on Bayern's victory over Pilsen.

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