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Nagelsmann reacts after first game in charge of Bayern at Allianz Arena

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The Bundesliga champions were robbed of a first win under their new manager in the Audi Football Summit.

Julian Nagelsmann says his first game in charge of Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena was a “nice experience.”

A considerably weakened Bayern team took to the pitch to face Ajax on Saturday for their second pre-season warm-up fixture.

An even weaker Bavarian side played the majority of the second half as Nagelsmann made ten substitutions near the hour-mark, taking off the likes of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and summer signing Dayot Upamecano.

The game ended in a 2-2 stalemate, with Choupo-Moting and Tanguy Nianzou getting on the scoresheet for the hosts and Zakaria Labyad and Victor Jensen for the Eredivisie titleholders.

“We’re very pleased there were spectators today and they supported us. That was a nice experience,” said Nagelsmann in his post-match interview.

On Bayern’s performance, he said: “We were a bit too deep in the first half, weren’t really so forceful in the first line of attack. Still, we had the chance to take the lead just before half-time. We had to score that.

“We then changed things a bit during the break and were really good in the first quarter of an hour after half-time. We applied a lot of pressure and had some good wins of possession. Then we substituted ten players. The boys also did very well. They were brave and played well with the ball.

“Given the squad available to us, it was absolutely fine on the whole.”

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