You don't always experience Julian Nagelsmann in private: At the press conference before the Augsburg game, the Bayern coach reported on a special conversation with Cancelo, who was new to the winter season.
Munich – Before the home match against FC Augsburg (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. /
), FC Bayern Munich invited to a press conference.
Here the journalists experienced Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann a little more privately.
The 35-year-old reported on a moving conversation with full-back João Cancelo, who was on loan from Manchester City during the winter break.
Coach and player share a common and sad fate.
Born May 17, 1994 in Barreiro (Portugal)
Previous professional positions: Benfica Lisbon, FC Valencia, Inter Milan, Juventus Turin, Manchester City, FC Bayern Munich
Games for Portugal national team: 41 (7 goals)
Nagelsmann reports on PK about a moving conversation with Cancelo
Nagelsmann was asked at the PK about Cancelo's current training performance, who was last on the bench against VfB Stuttgart (2-1) for 90 minutes and seemed unhappy about his lack of starting eleven appearances.
"We had a very, very good conversation," Nagelsmann opened and then went into detail: "I also explained my past to him a bit.
He also has a similar personal situation that I had and I tried to explain to him how to deal with it.
Background: Both Nagelsmann and Cancelo share the painful fate of having lost a parent at an early age.
The current Bayern coach was confronted with the death of his father at the young age of 20, at a time when he himself had to give up his professional football career due to health reasons.
João Cancelo, on the other hand, lost his then 47-year-old mother in a car accident in 2013, when he was only 18 years old.
Share a similar stroke of fate and have a good relationship: Bayern coach Nagelsmann and his player Cancelo.
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Trainer Nagelsmann confident: "It was good for him"
During the joint and private exchange, Nagelsmann reported, he tried to explain to his 29-year-old player how "opportunities can develop" from such strokes of fate.
In general, the conversation was very open and well conducted.
Afterwards, the Bayern coach was also able to identify a positive development at Cancelo: "It was very good for him." Nagelsmann was able to observe that the Portuguese international had "trained very well" recently, and the "joy is back on the pitch , which is also important with everything else you carry around with you”.
The direct line and the encouraging words from Nagelsmann to the new Bayern player now seem to be paying off for Cancelo on the pitch.
The Bayern coach assumes "that I will reward him for the last impressions I had in training, which were very, very good".
In other words: Cancelo can be almost certain that he will play against Augsburg.
Nevertheless, it is currently in the room that Bayern will not commit the defensive specialist, who is also under discussion at FC Barcelona.
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