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Bayern: Salihamidzic makes Nagelsmann expectations clear

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The Bavarians have failed to defend their top spot in Bundesliga so far this season.

Bayern Munich director Hasan Salihamidzic expects the German champions to regain their best form after the international break.

Despite their brilliant start in the Champions League, Bayern have started the new Bundesliga season on an underwhelming note.

The Bavarians have won only three of their seven league games so far, suffering a surprise defeat against Augsburg right before the break.

The recent results have increased the pressure on Julian Nagelsmann. But Salihamidzic says the German boss has the full backing of the club.

“We talked to Julian about all aspects of our start to the season, including the positive ones,” the Bayern director told Sport Bild.

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“There was not only the defeat in Augsburg, but also a lot of goals at the beginning and two wins without conceding a goal in the Champions League.

“Julian is very clear. He and his team of coaches know exactly what to do. Above all, Julian knows that he has the full backing of FC Bayern, and that doesn’t need to be emphasised again and again.”

He added: “We will appear differently after the international break. And I expect that too. 

“Physical intensity, greed and the willingness to push yourself to the limit in every game are the prerequisites for success. 

“We also need a much better, more focused exploitation of opportunities.”

Bayern will return to action to host Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. The Bavarians will then meet Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.