Despite two draws in a row in the Bundesliga (1-1 against M’Gladbach and at Union Berlin) and an disappointing third place after six roundsBayern Munich approaches its trip Wednesday (9 p.m.) to Milan against Inter in the Champions League with serenity. “I’m not worried, knowing that in terms of the game, I don’t have much to reproach my players for,” explained Julian Nagelsmann, the Bayern technician. The only downside: despite a large number of clear chances in these two draws, the Munich attackers were not sufficiently effective.
A problem with the finish that they will quickly have to settle if they want to avoid questions around the replacement of Robert Lewandowski, left this summer for FC Barcelona. The surprising elimination last season from the quarter-finals against Villarreal (0-1, 1-1) has still not been digested. Bayern want to reach at least the last four, a goal set by the leaders and which would allow Nagelsmann to stay in 2023-2024, provided that at the same time, an eleventh national title in a row is acquired.
While the most successful of German clubs has not lost to an Italian formation since March 2011 (against… Inter, in the round of 16 second leg), Nagelsmann can count on his entire squad. He will therefore have to make strong choices and in particular decide in central defense between Matthijs de Ligt and Dayot Upamecano, between Marcel Sabitzer and Leon Goretzka in front of the defense and between Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala to support Thomas Müller in the organization of the game. On the other hand , Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez and Kingsley Coman, brilliant since the start of the season, will all start.