Julian Nagelsmann rotated. In the first round of the DFB Cup at Viktoria Köln, the FC Bayern coach brought seven new players into the starting eleven who were still on the bench in the 1-1 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach last Saturday. The many changes did not affect the flow of the Munich game, Bayern won 5-0 (2-0) and is in the second round of the cup.
One of the newcomers was Mathys Tel. For the 17-year-old, it was Bayern’s first game from the start. The Frenchman has been substituted on twice in the Bundesliga and was allowed to play a total of 35 minutes in the Bayern shirt. Against Viktoria Köln, the teenager showed why Bayern transferred 20 million euros to Stade Rennes in the summer.
The striker played on the left flank and kept flashing his enormous speed. Reception, passing and dribbling – when Tel had the ball, everything happened at high speed. The Frenchman then scored his first goal for Bayern shortly before the half-time break. He moved from the left touchline to the center and flicked the ball fantastically into the far corner with his right foot.
An action that Arjen Robben had successfully carried out again and again at Munich over the years. However, from the right side with the left foot. Tel showed what great talent he has. The high fee for a 17-year-old, who has only played seven French League 1 games without scoring, is an investment in the future.
Nagelsmann Tel was substituted in the 63rd minute and sent Leroy Sané onto the field for him. “Mathys scored a great goal. It leaves a good impression when the players who don’t play that much present themselves that way. We sent a very good signal today that we kept the pace up to the end against a third division team,” said Nagelsmann.