Bayern Munich proved they can take the constant strain, according to Jamal Musiala, after a 4-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen, which manager Julian Nagelsmann termed as “pleasing.”
The Bundesliga champions ended a four-match winless drought in the top level with a rout at Allianz Arena.
As the hosts, led by Gerardo Seoane, inflicted extra misery on their guests, Germany international Musiala scored with Leroy Sane, Sadi Mane, and Thomas Muller.
Musiala admitted that there is rarely an unburdened time at Bayern and that it is their resolve under pressure that enables them to win.
“The strain was on all of us,” he explained to DAZN. “We are preoccupied with ourselves. We all want to win and be number one, as evidenced by our performance today. At Bayern, the pressure is constant. We must deal with it.”
Meanwhile, Nagelsmann alluded to allegations of dressing room strife in his post-game remarks.
“I’ve always thought you can tell if players appreciate the manager when they leave the dressing room,” he continued.
“Each game shows that the players are completely immersed in it. Today was a very satisfying day.”
The inverse number Meanwhile, Seoane was left wondering why his Champions League team was still slipping towards the bottom of the Bundesliga standings, with a porous defense causing no end of issues.
“It’s a matter of will,” he reflected. “We lacked the essential aggression. It is an intellectual process.”