|Club as Coach||Hoffenheim|
2016 02 13 Retrieve
[Newly-appointed Hoffenheim head coach Julian Nagelsmann, who is the youngest manager in the history of the Bundesliga at the age of 28] It’s a big challenge of course, made harder by the current points situation. But I am looking forward to working with the team
2017 04 08 Retrieve
[Julian Nagelsmann makes an interesting comparison after his side defeated Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich 1-0] To win is like a drug. I never tried drugs but I imagine a drug noise to be like that. I have my best ideas in the bathroom. After it, I paint my idea on a piece of paper with a ruler and a lead pencil. I work like a baker. I mix things, shove them in the oven and see if it tastes well
2017 09 07 Retrieve
[The inclusion of Steinhaus in the list of officials eligible to referee Bundesliga games was generally received positively] I don’t care if the referee is a woman or a man. The main thing is that they do their job well
2018 04 28 Retrieve
[Julian Nagelsmann speaks about juggling managing the team and getting his coaching license - Nagelsmann became the youngest German Bundesliga coach in history in February 2016 at the age of 28] Right in the middle of our fight against relegation, I also had to take my final exams and I was under immense pressure, especially mentally. I would go from preparing for a match against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, to then take a test on Monday and another one on a Wednesday morning, before we played against Augsburg in the evening
2020 02 01 Retrieve
[RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann after his side’s 2-0 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt] The question is: do we want to reach the summit cross or do we stop briefly underneath and enjoy the beautiful view
2020 02 10 Retrieve
[Borussia Monchengladbach will also move a point behind Bayern if they win their game in hand, making this the tightest Bundesliga race in recent history] The question is: do we want to reach the summit cross or do we stop briefly underneath and enjoy the beautiful view?
2020 03 07 Retrieve
[RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann tells about is love of skateboarding] Sometimes I go home on the skateboard. I live only seven kilometres away. It’s very fast. I’m good at skating because I snowboard and that is similar. It’s easy. All the fans who see me ride through the city are laughing. They can’t believe the manager of Leipzig is skateboarding! They like it. They never say, ‘He’s crazy’. They recognise that you are living a normal life.
2020 03 28 Retrieve
[Julian Nagelsmann on Coaching] Thirty per cent of coaching is tactical; 70% social competence
2020 05 14 Retrieve
[RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann discusses life in quarantined training camp] Basically it’s like a summer training camp. We will try to prepare for the games, not only the Freiburg game, but also the games afterwards. But in itself, it’s like a summer training camp. It will be a normal training week, the players will sleep here. The boys can keep themselves busy. We have billiards, darts, Playstation and a TV in the room. So we are not in prison here. We may have a bit more meetings, but there won’t be a discussion or movie night every night. The boys are old enough to take care of themselves for two or three hours
You have to work your moments a little differently without spectators. It is more about coaching points and if you have already experienced many situations, you can draw on a greater wealth of experience and support the boys who play next to you, especially the young players. Mutual coaching on the pitch will become a factor in these games
I am one who coaches very aggressively and screams loudly so that my players can hear me. I will certainly have to change that. But whether I can do that right away, I’ll put a big question mark. It is definitely on my agenda because coaching without spectators can be a little scary. So I’m going to try to put in the proper guardrails.
2020 05 24 Retrieve
[RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann says Timo Werner has become all the more unpredictable for defences] Timo now has a good sense not only of letting himself attack on the wing, but also of going into the No. 10’s position. Coupled with his speed, this makes him more variable and more difficult for his opponents to get to grips with him. We cleared things up relatively quickly. It was a very confident performance against Mainz. I really liked not only the result, but also the way it occurred here
2020 05 26 Retrieve
[Leipzig moved up to third with their win against Mainz, but Nagelsmann is anticipating a tough contest against in-form Hertha, who have won two from two since Bruno Labbadia was appointed in April] It’s tough to predict anything about Hertha as it’s only their third game under Bruno Labbadia. They will probably sit back and play on the break. Vedad Ibisevic is the perfect player for that. I’m happy to see Bruno and his passion back in the Bundesliga. In just a short period of time, he’s helped stabilise the team. But, we want to end Hertha’s run tomorrow and build on our performance in Mainz
2020 05 27 Retrieve
[RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann says Timo Werner is not being distracted by the intense speculation surrounding his future] He is in a good mood, feels good and trains well. I do not have the impression that he is carrying a large cross with him. But he is a young guy who is sure to sit at home with his wife and ponder whether he will stay or change. When the question (of a transfer) is in the room, you are always a little bit somewhere else. It was no different for me than when in Hoffenheim, it was about whether I go away. It is more obvious with strikers, because then there are phases in which they do not score.
2020 05 28 Retrieve
[Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann recently stressed that Werner remains fully focused on the team] He is in a good mood, feels good and trains well. I do not have the impression that he is carrying a large cross with him. But he is a young guy who is sure to sit at home with his wife and ponder whether he will stay or change. When the question (of a transfer) is in the room, you are always a little bit somewhere else. It was no different for me than when in Hoffenheim, it was about whether I go away. It is more obvious with strikers, because then there are phases in which they do not score.
2020 05 28b Retrieve
[Julian Nagelsmann blasted RB Leipzig for their early defensive efforts against Hertha Berlin before taking aim at the DFL for their sreally shtty Bundesliga scheduling]</b> I’m not at all satisfied. We have to ascribe this to ourselves. We simply have to learn so that we are not constantly lagging behind. In the beginning, we defended like a student team. The frustration is deep
[Nagelsmann suggests it was to be expected Leipzig would struggle, having played Mainz on Sunday, two days after Hertha’s Berlin derby win] It was difficult to get into the game, which is normal; for us, it was the first ‘English week’ for months. It wasn’t an ‘English week’ for Hertha. They had a four-day break. I don’t understand how the game is scheduled. Hertha play on Friday, we on Sunday and have our game on Wednesday. It is again the case that we get a really shtty game plan. That was addressed at the DFL meeting, but nobody is interested
2020 05 30 Retrieve
[Julian Nagelsmann on Michael Jordan] [Michael Jordan] was obsessed with winning. So am I. You only have to be careful to still stay human. For me it’s important that one day in a documentary about me, at least three out of ten people will say that Nagelsmann was not only fantastic, but a good person as well
2020 05 31 Retrieve
[Julian Nagelsmann insists Werner leaving Leipzig would be like Bayern losing Lewandowski] Of course you have conversations from time to time, but I have not spoken to him about that in the recent past. I think he now has 34 goals and assists [this season]. I think you have to mention that I would like to keep him. That is an extraordinary quality. If he leaves for the next season there would be a big gap. It’s like if Robert Lewandowski leaves Bayern Munich. Nobody shouts ‘Hurray!’ there either, I think. They’re clearly weakened then, and it’s the same with us. That we’d like to keep him is completely normal. He has an exit clause until a certain date - I honestly don’t know when - and if a club comes along and he agrees with them by then, then that’s the way it is.
[Nagelsmann has little else to say to Werner when it comes to making an attempt to get the forward to stay put] There is nothing we can do about it anyway. He knows what he has in Leipzig and also what he has with me, I know what I have in him. And I show him that - similar to what I do with [Dayot] Upamecano - by letting him play every game from the beginning and if everything goes normally he is allowed to play through most games. He gets many chances to develop himself. That’s my job, I have to do that. I don’t know if it will help him that much if I tell him every day. I try to do it more with action. A player has to feel that he can get better. If he doesn’t feel that, it wouldn’t do any good if I kept on telling him to stay here. In the end it is his life, his career, he can decide that. We already had this discussion last year, then in winter and now again. I’m basically someone who knows what he has to say and can add his two cents to everything. But here I can’t think of anything new to say to Timo either. So I rather try to convince him with actions and in the end he has to know what he wants to do
2020 06 05 Retrieve
[This season, Werner has improved his game significantly under Nagelsmann, who heavily praised his forward after he netted his third hat-trick of the season last month] Timo now has a good sense not only of letting himself attack on the wing, but also of going into the No.10 position. Coupled with his speed, this makes him more varied in his play and more difficult for his opponents to get to grips with him
2020 06 06 Retrieve
[Talk of £54m Chelsea transfer did not bother Werner, says Nagelsmann after RB Leipzig striker’s below-par display] No, it didn’t bother him. He was very committed. He was always working out front, like [Paderborn coach] Steffen [Baumgart] said. He was on the run a lot. He has a total of 32 or 33 goals this season. Today he missed a few chances, but still set up Patrik [Schick]’s goal. I think he would have liked to score with one of his two big chances, but that has nothing to do with the hype about his person. He has known that since he was 14
We haven’t had an exchange yet. Accordingly, we have nothing to report. Timo Werner is a player for RB Leipzig. He signalled a few weeks ago that he was busy with a transfer. Until now nothing is done. We are concentrating on the final sprint in the league. We want to qualify for the Champions League. That is the only thing we are currently discussing with Timo. It was important for us that we extend the contract with him. We did that last summer because of course it is important for our young club that no player moves on a free transfer. Of course, there was this exit clause that we put in the contract to give him the opportunity to take the next step. Now Timo is sitting in the driver’s seat, not us anymore. So far, he has not drawn upon the clause, nor has any club sent us a transfer contract
2020 06 12 Retrieve
[Julian Nagelsmann admits Replacing Timo Werner at RB Leipzig will be almost impossible] It’s not possible [to replace him], you can’t clone a player. If Timo Werner leaves us, the main thing would be to replace 34 goals a season. That would be the main task, which perhaps could not be solved by just one player. It is important that we get the same output at the end of the day, that is the complex thing about the topic.
If the contracts remain as they are, a player whose contract ends on June 30th theoretically would play for a new team beginning July 1st. It’s FIFA’s turn [to solve the problem]. I personally find the idea interesting that players go to their new clubs on July 1, and then the same rules should apply to the Champions League as to national team secondments. In other words, the new club would have to relinquish the player to the old club for the Champions League games. Then there could be confused scenarios, but it would be very strange for me if it should come to the situation that you suddenly play against your own player
Of course there are coaches whose game idea is similar to mine, but to name another, [Atletico Madrid manager] Diego Simeone has been teaching a similar football style for years, which is not always pleasant for his own players and is not always the most exciting, but the players still follow him unconditionally. He must have an extraordinary gift. I believe that 99 percent of the coaches who would only play 4-4-2 flat, very low and so nasty, would be burned after two years. But not him. He runs around like dynamite and is still well received by his players. Simeone must have something that will cast a spell over his players. It is extraordinary
2020 06 14 Retrieve
[RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has stressed that Timo Werner’s purported transfer to Chelsea is not done yet] The transfer is not fixed you, you have to emphasise that. I’m a coach with a realistic view and dreams. I’m aware that one or another highly talented player will leave us. It’s up to us, then, to find new players who can follow in such big footsteps. I’m satisfied with our performance, our aim was to reach the Champions League. It’s normal that we’d want to be champions sometimes. Every team in the Bundesliga should have this desire. But if we reach the Champions League, I’d be satisfied with this season in transition. We constantly score a lot of goals and have had the most stable defence for a long time. We’ve been moving in this direction for years. We want to take the club to the next level and achieve our goals. If we win enough titles, that’s up to me, the club and the team
2020 06 16 Retrieve
[Timo Werner remains in RB Leipzig’s plans for the Champions League] He is currently, as usual, in my plans to play the Champions League. He is our player and has not signed for anyone else. His importance to RB Leipzig is extraordinary. He has an incredibly good goalscoring rate, which you always hope for from a striker
[Nagelsmann only plans to deal with that situation when a deal is on the table] Then both parties will sit down and see what happens next. There are no regulations at the moment.
[They will be without attacker Yussuf Poulsen] Yussi will not be used this season. If [Upamecano] goes full throttle, he will play. If he doesn’t go full throttle, he won’t play
2020 06 17 Retrieve
[Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann continues to deny the notion that Werner could leave] He is currently, as usual, in my plans to play the Champions League. He is our player and has not signed for anyone else. His importance to RB Leipzig is extraordinary. He has an incredibly good goalscoring rate, which you always hope for from a striker