Julian Nagelsmann believes that Robert Lewandowski’s streak of no goals will come to an end on Sunday when Bayern Munich will play against Bayer Leverkusen. The Golden Shoe winner and potential 2021 Ballon d’Or nominee has gone without a goal in back-to-back Bundesliga games.
Coach Julian Nagelsmann backs Bayern Munich and Robert Lewandowski to return to form and believes that normalcy will be restored against Bayer Leverkusen this weekend. The German coach trusts Lewandowski to get back to scoring ways.
Lewandowski’s run of 15 consecutive Bundesliga goals came to an end prior to the international break, when he failed to score in a football match against Greuther Furth and then Eintracht Frankfurt. Since November 2019, it’s the first time the 33-year-old has gone without a goal in successive league games and he also went scoreless in Poland’s World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Albania over the international break.
“Normally the situation takes care of itself when you take into the equation his quality and the number of chances we create,” Nagelsmann said at Friday’s pre-match news conference. “I expect things to return to normal again on Sunday. Of course I speak to him, like I do every other player, but mostly about the things that he can bring onto the pitch. Even a player like Robert can go a few games without scoring a goal,” he continued.
Hernandez will appear in court next week, but Nagelsmann is unconcerned about his mental state. “I’ve experienced a normal player, not one with any negative effects,” Nagelsmann said when asked about Hernandez. “If I hadn’t read about the story, I wouldn’t have asked about it. He’s trained well again today and made a good impression. If he’s healthy then he will play both in this game and the Champions League match against Benfica on Wednesday,” Nagelsmann added.