Coach Julian Nagelsmann from record champions Bayern Munich has plenty to draw from in the top Bundesliga game on Sunday (7:30 p.m.) against SC Freiburg. Only national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer falls out with shoulder problems like in the Champions League in Pilsen.
The recently injured Alphonso Davies, Serge Gnabry and Thomas Müller are back, and Jamal Musiala and Matthijs de Ligt should also be part of the squad.
Nagelsmann found words of praise for Freiburg, the best away team in the league, at the press conference on Saturday morning. Christian Streich’s team is characterized by an “extreme recognition value”. Freiburg “have clear processes that you can always see in every game. You can see that there is an education behind it and the interaction between players and coach is good,” says Nagelsmann.
With all due respect for the opponent and leaders Union Berlin, who hosts Borussia Dortmund on “Super Sunday” (5.30 p.m.), Nagelsmann is primarily concerned with his own team: “We are required to deliver results.” The game of fourth (Bayern) against second (Freiburg) is “important to improve our point average and get where we want to be”.
After just one win from the last six Bundesliga games, Bayern are under pressure – and the fans are focusing on those responsible. The general assembly is scheduled for Saturday evening (6 p.m.) in the Audi Dome. The heated debate over the extension of the controversial sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways takes center stage.