Julian Nagelsmann says Barcelona are NOT a lot worse off without Lionel Messi as Bayern Munich boss insists they produce other gamers who can ‘make a distinction’ in Champions League tie
- Julian Nagelsmann says Barcelona are not a lot worse off without Lionel Messi
- Barca misplaced the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to Paris Saint-Germain in the summertime
- Bayern Munich boss Nagelsmann insisted they produce other essential gamers
- The Bundesliga aspect tackle the Catalans within the Champions League tonight
The Bundesliga aspect go into tonight’s Champions League tie on the Nou Camp as favourites with the Catalans nonetheless coming to phrases with the departure of the Argentina famous person.
But Nagelsmann believes Messi’s departure has not considerably weakened Ronald Koeman’s aspect and insisted they shouldn’t be underestimated.
Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann (left) doesn’t imagine Barcelona are a lot worse off without Lionel Messi (proper)
‘They’ve not obtained somebody as extravagant as Messi, however they produce other gamers who could make a distinction,’ Nagelsmann mentioned forward of tonight’s recreation.
‘We are ready for every little thing.
‘I’m not of the opinion that they are a lot worse off now. [Whether we are] favourites or not favourites is at all times extra of a media subject. Two world golf equipment are assembly.
Nagelsmann believes the Catalans produce other gamers who could make a distinction for them
‘On the one hand, the shape on the day will determine, however alternatively, [there is] motivation – and that one shall be extraordinarily excessive with us.’
Barca additionally lot Antoine Griezmann on switch deadline day, with the striker re-joining Atletico Madrid on mortgage with an obligation to purchase.
But new signing Memphis Depay already has two targets and an help in three LaLiga video games and shall be key if the Catalans are to trigger Bayern issues.
The final assembly between the 2 sides got here within the quarter-final of the Champions League within the 2019-2020 season, with Bayern thrashing Messi’s Barca 8-2.
Bayern have made a sturdy begin beneath Nagelsmann with 10 factors from their first 4 video games
The Germans went on to win the trophy that 12 months however have been overwhelmed by Paris Saint-Germain within the quarter-final of final season’s competitors.
Nagelsmann, who took over in the summertime following the departure of Hansi Flick, has made a sturdy begin to the present marketing campaign.
Bayern have taken 10 factors from their first 4 video games and beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to win the German Super Cup in August.