Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann relieved with Bundesliga triumph after a mediocre season

The Bavarian’s defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at allianz Arena on Saturday to seal their 10th successive Bundesliga title.

Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann; Credit: Twitter/@FCBayernEN
By Sreejith C R | Apr 24, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann is relieved man after clinching the 2021-22 Bundesliga title. The Bavarian’s defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at Allianz Arena on Saturday to seal their 10th successive Bundesliga title. Serge Gnabry put the hosts ahead before Robert Lewandowski doubled the lead. Although the visitors pulled one back through Emre Can, substitute Jamal Musial’s late strike secured all three points for Bayern.

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The German giants had a mixed season, exiting the Champions League in the quarter-finals at the hands of Villarreal and not able to make it beyond the second round of the DFB-Pokal.

Nagelsmann desperately needed the league title to earn the faith of the fans and assure himself of another season at Bayern. “It felt great. I know how important it was to win it today,” Nagelsmann, who had joined from RB Leipzig, said. “It moves the season into a better light. It is my first major title as well so it feels great.”

The result has helped Bayern to secure their 31st Bundesliga title since the introduction of the top division in 1963, and 32 German league crowns in total. Meanwhile Thomas Muller became the first player to win 11 league titles. 

“It was not an easy season I have to say,” said Nagelsmann who at 34 became the second-youngest coach to win the Bundesliga.

“I am not one to complain but a lot of things happened and we had setbacks. So I am happy to have won it. Had we not won today we would have to handle an unnecessary setback.”

The 2-1 aggregate loss to Villarreal in the last eight stage of the Champions League drew criticism from many corners. Unai Emery’s well oiled team put up a defensive masterclass to get the better of the German giants. Meanwhile Bayern’s lack of creativity in the final third was very much evident in the loss. 

“It has not been an easy season so that is why I am happy that we sealed it with the league title,” Nagelsmann said.

“Next season I will be feeling the same pressure if not more, and hopefully we will be more successful in two of the three competitions and then also win the 11th straight league title.”

Since it was Nagelsmann’s first year at the club, he could be given an excuse and the platform is set for them to go on to achieve greater things in 2022-23.