“Southern Tigers” rose to a 10th successive Bundesliga title after last week’s 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund, prompting Nagelsmann. Prepare to open up opportunities for reserves and some youngsters to play more in the remaining matches.
Nagelsmann said before Bayern’s game against Mainz in the 32nd game of the program on Saturday, he said: “We’re going to give someone a chance to start in the first place.”
“I can reveal that Chupo will start. He hasn’t started at all this season. He had contracted coronavirus in the past and went to the Afcon (Africa Cup of Nations), he was able to get that opportunity.”
In addition, Nagelsmann add that the team’s veteran Thomas Muller will miss the field on Saturday due to illness. But confirmed that he was not infected with COVID-19.
Bayern would surpass the Bundesliga record for most away goals in a season (47, a record set by Bayern in the 2019-20 season) with two strikes at Mainz, but Nagelsmann appeared uninterested by that feat.
“You always have to be a bit careful when it comes to respect for the opponent,” he added on the possible record.
“Of course we always want to score a lot of goals, that’s what makes football so appealing. It won’t be easy, but we’re trying hard to find goals and play a good game offensively.”