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Press Conference ahead of Villareal – Nagelsmann: „Davies could play tomorrow“

Julian Nagelsmann
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Bayern Munich will be playing tomorrow against Villareal in the Champions League quarterfinals. Here are the most important statements from today’s press conference with Lucas Hernandez and Julian Nagelsmann

Lucas Hernandez:

… on the opponent: „I watched the games against Juventus. Villarreal had less possession, but they were always dangerous. They were well organized defensively and aggressive in tackles. They have good midfield and a strong attack. We won’t underestimate them, but we want to win both games.

Of course it’s clear that we want to win. We want to go through to the next round and we’re focused on that. The team managed to reach the quarterfinals and they will give their all on the pitch. For them it’s history and they’ll give it their all. But so do we.

… on Goretzka: „We are glad that he is back. He is an important piece of this squad. He gives us creativity and physicality in midfield“

… on roles as a defender: „I’m adapting better and better into the team. I always want to do my best on the pitch. I’m very happy and I’m feeling better and better here.“

… on Bayern fans: „No matter where we travel, we always have our fans with us. Tomorrow is an important game, the fans will support us from the first minute to the last. The fans are always with us, no matter where we play.“

Julian Nagelsmann

… on Davies: „Phonzie will be there, his examination went so well that he could play from the start. But we’ll decide that during the day. I already have the idea of ​​letting him start.“

… on Villareal: „They are a very experienced team. They have a coach who has won a lot, especially internationally. They are a team that plays forward with risk. Nevertheless, I am confident that we will prevail“

… on Tolisso’s injury: „I actually thought that Coco had stomach problems. I only found out after the game in Freiburg that he had a torn ligament. He’s obviously devastated, he’s had a lot of torn ligaments and injuries lately. I can absolutely understand that. He is now in France and trying to take the mind off it“

… on the atmosphere within the team: „We had a strange phase after Christmas when the atmosphere wasn’t so good and the results didn’t add up. This has been completely different again for a few weeks now. In the dining room they are playing darts and shouting, which is also an indication that the atmosphere is good. I can’t explain why it wasn’t so good at the beginning of the year, maybe it was just the results.“

… on Freiburg’s appeal: „Nagelsmann on Freiburg’s appeal: „I’m not surprised, but personally I wouldn’t have done it. It’s not like they were going to score two goals in those few seconds. The matter is now in the hands of the sports court. But I’m not as relaxed as the CEO [Oliver Kahn]“

… on the starting XI: „We’ll rotate a bit, but not too much. We are used to this Saturday-Wednesday rhythm. We’ll rotate a bit more against Augsburg. Three positions are still open, Gnabry and Sané are among them, I’m not quite sure yet. Serge has been outstanding lately, Leroy hasn’t seemed entirely happy, but he’s shown a lot over the course of the season how he can help us.“

… on Nianzou: „I trust him that he will establish himself in defense next season. He’s a very good defender. He has played well twice and is a candidate for tomorrow’s starting XI.“

… on Sarr: „He has patellar tendon problems, so we are in the process of discussing how to proceed. He won’t be available tomorrow.“

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