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In 2018, the history of Real Madrid could have started to write a very different chapter had they reached the bench of the Santiago Bernabeú Julian Nagelsmann. Born in 1987, like players like Karim Benzema, Gerard Piqué or Leo messi, the German coach held talks with the white club.
Back then, the Real Madrid had just won The Thirteenth and he was without a coach after Zinedine Zidane decided to step aside after conquering ‘La Orejona’. The conversations with the German existed, but finally the one who ended up directing the merengue team in 2018/2019, at least initially, was the now coach of the Seville Julen Lopetegui.
During an interview for the newspaper BRAND on the occasion of the end of the knockout round of the eighth Champions League and the beginning just a few days from the Final eight in Lisbon, the Madrid media has spoken with Nagelsmann. The current coach of Leipzig is facing Simeone and his army for a place in the semifinals of the highest continental competition.
“We had phone calls, but in the end the one who decided was me. I believed that it was still not the right step to go to Real Madrid. I was one of the candidates and the list was not very extensive. For me, it was very important,” he said. claimed by a Julian Naglesmann who in those days trained the Hoffenheim.
“I had a good talk with José Ángel Sánchez and we decided that it was still not the right step. We agreed that we could talk again in the future if Real Madrid needed a coach … and I was available,” added the German coach during the interview.
At that moment, he felt partly overwhelmed. I believed that I was not yet one hundred percent ready for a challenge like the one involved in training an entire thirteen-time champion of Europe. In fact, it is not the first time that he talks about the Real Madrid call, a few months ago he already did it in The Independent.
“When Real Madrid calls, it’s good to think about it. At first I was surprised. I weighed professionalism and didn’t feel comfortable going there. I want to improve. If you go to Real Madrid, not time to improve as a coach, “he said then.” Language is very important to me. I like to communicate. I still don’t speak Spanish. I can only say, ‘Hi, how are you?’ “She continued over the language barrier.
Trust in Zizou
Who knows if one day Julian Nagelsmann will become Real Madrid’s new manager ?! For the moment, it will have to wait. The elimination of the white team in the second round against Manchester City It has been a jug of cold water for all, after managing to come back in The league and end up proclaiming himself champion.
Zidane has been placed in everyone’s sights as soon as the elimination has been completed. Even several questions from the post-match press conference hovered around the subject, without bringing up anything but a Frenchman: “I’m a Real Madrid coach and that’s it.” Despite speculation, EL BERNABÉU has already confirmed that the Frenchman has maximum support from the club and dressing room and that his continuity for 2020/2021 is assured.
[Más información – El Real Madrid no tiene dudas con Zidane: máximo apoyo y su continuidad está asegurada]