After two defeats Coach Julian Nagelsmann from the football league TSG Hoffenheim finally wants to get something countable against his future employer RB Leipzig.
“We will do everything we can to win there”, the 31-year-old said before the point game on Monday (20:30 clock) to the Saxons: “In both games it was not that we were hopelessly outnumbered. Overall, we were at eye level.”
In the current season the TSG won in the league home game (1:2) and in the DFB cup in Leipzig (0:2) Pleads against RB. Starting from the next season, Nagelsmann, who on Monday has to renounce middle fielder Dennis Geiger and probably also defender Ermin Bicakcic, will take care of Leipzig. Ralf Rangnick finishes his double role and, as before, will act as “only” sports director. Whoever inherits Nagelsmann in Kraichgau is still open. Marco Rose (RB Salzburg) is still considered the first candidate.
“By now it is a game like any other. It is already the third in this season against the future employer,”said Nagelsmann, who, in view of the speculation about a deliberate defeat at the direct competitor, found clear words.
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“Even though we lost the last two duels: we did not fail at the time, but had good moments. Leipzig may now be favoured by its home advantage and the current table, but I expect a balanced game.” pics.twitter.com/547GveEaYV
— TSG Hoffenheim (@tsghoffenheim) 22. February 2019
Nail man with “all passion” at the same time
“This is complete bullshit. Of course, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to play Champions League with RB. But I don’t like to decorate myself with other people’s laurels,”said the coach,”I can only decorate myself with the laurels at TSG. I have here my mission, which I fulfill with all passion. And I assume to lead the TSG back to Europe.”
Nagelsmann had recently rejected rumors that his relationship with Rangnick had been disrupted and therefore there would be no cooperation with RB. It is said that Rangnick is to carry with him a farewell thank you.
“That there are rumors that occur is normal in the football business, but that has nothing to do with reality,” said Nagelsmann to the “picture” newspaper. “It’s not true.” Ralf is also a reason why I go there. I am looking forward to the cooperation, it will be very, very good.”