Updated on 04/15/2022 at 3:55 p.m.
- FC Bayern were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
- By expressing their disappointment, many fans are taking a step forward, as Julian Nagelsmann now reveals.
- After that game alone, he’s received 450 death threats – and they’re not just aimed at him.
After the end of the Champions League with Bayern Munich, Julian Nagelsmann hated him. The Munich coach mentioned 450 death threats on Instagram against him. He receives such messages “actually after every game, whether we win or lose,” Nagelsmann reported on Friday, Incredible.
Threats would even be directed against his mother. It was “pretty wild,” Nagelsmann said ahead of Sunday’s Bundesliga game (3:30 p.m. / DAZN) at Arminia Bielefeld. “Of course you can post all this, but I won’t be able to finish.”
FC Bayern were eliminated after a 0-1 first-leg draw on Tuesday with a 1-1 draw against Villarreal in the Champions League quarter-final. It’s a sports shock. But so much hostility in a parallel digital world?
FC Bayern: Nagelsmann receives more death threats in a triple chain
If he sets up a chain of three, he receives more death threats than with a chain of four, Nagelsmann described the comments on the social network. In case of defeat, there is “another tick more” of these threats.
Nagelsmann was apparently calm in the face of this incomprehensible resentment. “I don’t care, people have to write whatever they want,” the Bayern coach said. “I can’t understand it.”
Some people forgot “all possible decency” and went “completely” crazy as soon as they turned off the television. “They always think they’re right. That’s the weird thing,” Nagelsmann slammed the often anonymous attackers.
On a purely sporting level, the 34-year-old has enough work to do. After the premature exit from the DFB Cup and the Champions League, only the Bundesliga remains as a chance for the title. So Nagelsmann tried to distract himself by running barefoot on the practice lawn on Wednesday. “It motivates you and takes the frustration out of your head,” he said.
On Thursday, he sat with his mother on the patio and phoned CEO Oliver Kahn about planning the squad, which he wanted to include world footballer Robert Lewandowski. “Of course I would like to keep him,” assured the Munich coach.
“A bit of sadness” after CL-Aus
Nagelsmann now wants to complete this tenth championship in a row as quickly as possible. Although he also admitted to “a bit of sadness” within his team after the premier class knockout. But its stars must now “do their job” in the league. “Clear order” are two wins in the next two Bundesliga games at relegation-threatened Arminia and six days later at home in the top-flight game against permanent rivals Borussia Dortmund.
“You have to turn this sadness into vigor,” Nagelsmann demanded. With a victory against Bielefeld, Munich wants to get “a ball game against Dortmund”. The lead over Borussia is currently nine points, which is almost impossible to recover.
However, the appearances of left-back Lucas Hernandez and winger Kingsley Coman at Bielefeld are questionable. Both had muscle issues, Nagelsmann reported. With Hernandez, who were to lose to Villarreal in the finals on Tuesday, he still had “a little more hope” of assignment than with Coman. Defender Niklas Süle is not yet available after the flu. (dpa/mbo)
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Lothar Matthäus take on Bayern after the Champions League loss to Villarreal. Board member Oliver Kahn is also gaining weight. (Image credit: IMAGO / Sven Simon) © ProSiebenSat.1
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