Bayern Munich's sluggishness in the Bundesliga is not Julian Nagelsmann's fault

Bayern Munich sluggish in the Bundesliga. From the last four matches, Die Roten have drawn three times and lost once. Even so, this bad result is not the fault of manager Julian Nagelsmann.

Munich lost in the 7th week of the 2022/2023 German League to Augsburg with a narrow score of 0-1. In the previous three matches, Munich won a draw against Stuttgart (2-2), Union Berlin (1-1), and Borussia Monchengladbach (1-1).

The results were disappointing, as well as surprising. Because, Munich didn't seem to have any problems in the Champions League when they managed to beat Inter Milan and Barcelona without any significant problems.

Therefore, Bayern Munich president Herbet Hainer emphasized that the series of bad results was not Nagelsmann's fault. He uses data to support his statement.

Lots of Opportunities

Hainer explained that Munich had no trouble creating chances, in fact there were many. However, none of these opportunities were created into goals.

"Four games in the Bundesliga without a win for Bayern, of course it's something for the fans and we can't imagine it." he told Tz.

"We've looked at the number of goal chances our team has created in every game. From the statistics, it doesn't reflect the results we achieved."

Quality of Opportunity Maintained

If you look at the FBRef's xG (expected Goals) record or the quality of the opportunities that the Munich players have, the four matches should have been completed with more goals for Munich.

When they lost against Augsburg, Munich won with xG 1.8 or at least they could score two goals. While Augsburg only has a lower xG, of 1.2.

The same result was shown in a 2-2 draw against Stuttgart, Munich winning xG 1.9 versus 1.2. Munich also remained ahead xG 1.5 versus 0.3 from Union Berlin in a 1-1 draw.

Munich should even win big against Monchengladbach. Munich recorded an xG of 3.6 while the opposing team was only 0.7, but the match ended with the score 1-1.

Still Confident

With these records, Munich's poor performance is not Nagelsmann's fault. That's what makes Hainer still believe in the young manager.

"We still have complete faith in Julian Nagelsmann. Likewise, my confidence with the whole team has not decreased," Hainer said.

"After the international break, we will attack again, as is our identity as Bayern Munich. The season has just started and we know we have the potential to achieve our big goals.”

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