Julian Nagelsmann: 450 death threats against Bayern coach

JUlian Nagelsmann claims to have received 450 death threats on Instagram after the end of the Champions League with FC Bayern Munich. He gets it “in fact after every game, whether we win or lose,” the record-breaking German champions coach said on Friday.

It is clear that many “want to kill him. But now they are shooting at my mother, who has nothing to do with football and our departure.” It was “wild,” Nagelsmann said ahead of Sunday’s Bundesliga match (3:30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on DAZN) to Arminia Bielefeld “Of course you can post all this, but I won’t be able to finish it.”

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-finals. 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.

“I don’t care, people should write whatever they want,” the Bayern coach said when asked how he handled the situation. ” I do not understand. 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 criticized.

After the premier class quarter-finals against FC Villarreal, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic’s family had already reported death threats on social media. According to Nagelsmann, he doesn’t believe “that the club is increasing safety precautions. You always move as an individual”. He didn’t want to provoke anyone, “but no one was in front of my house yet”.

Nagelsmann admitted to “a bit of sadness” within his squad after the Champions League exit. On Friday, the 34-year-old demanded that his football stars “do their job in the Championship”. “Clear order” are two wins in Sunday’s 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 over Bielefeld, the Munich team wants to “play a ball game against Dortmund” for the tenth German championship in a row. After losing the DFB Cup and the Champions League, this is the only remaining title chance for FC Bayern, who are currently nine points clear of Borussia.

Nagelsmann is worried about the appearances of left-back Lucas Hernandez and winger Kingsley Coman. Both had muscle issues, Nagelsmann reported. In Hernandez, he still has “a little more hope” for an assignment than in Coman. Defender Niklas Süle is not yet available after the flu.

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