Julian Nagelsmann was in such a good mood that he even dictated the headlines to journalists. A wave of emotion in Sinsheim “the madness”, commented the trainer of the TSG Hoffenheim with a shy grin on his face the ups and downs of his club in recent weeks.
Nagelsmann’s magnificent mood had its reason. The lucky 2:1 (0:0) against FC Augsburg was the fourth consecutive Bundesliga victory of the TSG. In between, however, there was also the end in the second. Round of the DFB Cup and the setbacks in the Champions League. Accordingly, the 31-year-old did not paint everything pink at his intermediate stage after a third of the game time.
“It is certainly satisfying that in the second block in the league, i.e. between the two country breaks, we scored very successfully,” said the outgoing coach, who will be taking care of RB Leipzig from next season: “What is annoying is our situation in the Champions League. There we would have needed more points and we would have earned more.”
Nagelsmann praises”morale of the troops”
The three against the FCA, which has never won in Sinsheim, was not necessarily the winner. The guests were at least equal. However, one minute after his replacement, Vice-World Champion Andrej Kramaric (65.) and Reiss Nelson (83.) ensured the TSG victory in front of 27.009 spectators. The hit by the Augsburg goalie Alfred Finnbogason (69) did not bring the guests anything.
“This was a typical first half after a game in the Champions League. The engine was a little bumpy and needed a little to get on the road,”said Nagelsmann, who had missed with his team on Wednesday the much needed premiere victory in the royal class at 2:2 (0:2) at Olympique Lyon:”Overall, however, I am very satisfied with the morale of the troops. It fit again. The setting is the last thing we have to eat.”
FC Augsburg”properly eaten”
Also at the width of the frame it does not eat at the Kraichgauern. In spite of a long list of injuries, Nagelsmann was able to afford to put the English right-winger Reiss Nelson first on the bench. After his change, the joker immediately stabbed. I’m in top shape and the coach brought me at the right time,”said the Matchwinner.
The Augsburger would have liked such a joker. In the end, the FCA left too many opportunities to the anger of its coach.” I’ve been eaten. We had to take at least one point, if not more, with us,”said Manuel Baum:”We have to get our own noses in the offensive and the defensive. Going home in defeat is a disaster. This is all our fault.”