Julian Nagelsmann has a lot of work ahead of him as the new national coach of the German national soccer team. Record national player Lothar Matthäus has some advice for the former FC Bayern coach.
If Lothar Matthäus has his way, Julian Nagelsmann will have to quickly find the right system for his national players with his new DFB coaching staff and the support of Rudi Völler.
In his “Sky” column, the 62-year-old wrote: “It’s not about the question of whether individual players benefit from Nagelsmann. It’s not about whether Marc-André ter Stegen has better cards than Manuel Neuer, because Julian Nagelsmann back then “Neuer’s goalkeeper coach at Bayern didn’t want to. Only the success of the team is important.”
Ultimately, it’s “not that difficult if you play the same system with the national team as with Bayern, namely 4-2-3-1,” said Matthäus. FC Bayern “got it” and spent a lot of money on Harry Kane, said Matthäus: “The national team doesn’t have Kane, but Niclas Füllkrug proved in Bremen and in the national team that he knows how to score goals. “
Matthäus: No consideration for stars from FC Bayern or FC Barcelona
Matthäus now expects Nagelsmann “to play with a number nine that has always made German football and FC Bayern strong.” In his almost two years in Munich, Nagelsmann “probably also learned that he is not the one who can change football, but that he has to find the players for a system that is successful.”
Ultimately, “the best” would have to play for the new DFB system, “whether they play for Bayern or Barcelona or not.” You have to “bundle the quality and act as a team in such a way that we build on the successes of earlier days and inspire the fans again.”
Julian Nagelsmann will make his debut as national coach on October 14th in the DFB team’s friendly against the USA. The game against Mexico is four days later.