Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann said he didn’t mind if it was beginning to feel “normal” for his team to win the title, after thrashing an overwhelmed Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 away at Deutsche Bank Park on Friday.
Munich got their quest for an 11th consecutive Bundesliga title off to the best possible start, with teenage forward Jamal Musiala scoring two as Bayern dismantled the reigning Europa League champions.
Asked after the match if Munich winning the Bundesliga was beginning to feel like “normality.” Nagelsmann unsurprisingly said he was happy with the status quo.
“When you win ten in a row, yes it starts to feel normal,” he told broadcaster DAZN.
“But I don’t really care if it feels normal or not – but yes, it can stay ‘normal’.
“The first half was oustanding. I don’t think it’ll always be like this, but we should be satisfied.”
Former Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored on his league debut when he nudged a 28th minute header past goalkeeper Kevin Trapp
The Senegalese was one of five different goal scorers for Munich, allaying fears Bayern may be toothless up front after the summer exit to Barcelona of Robert Lewandowski.
Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Pavard, Musiala (two) and Serge Gnabry also got on the scoresheet for the Bavarians.
Kimmich opened the scoring in the fifth minute via a free kick, with his shot bouncing in off the post past a stunned Trapp, who may have had his vision obscured by dense fog caused by the pyrotechnics of his own home fans.
Kimmich lauded the variety of his side’s new attack.
- “The four up front, they had fun,” he said