No coach likes it when internals leak out. Julian Nagelsmann wonders about the motives of the “mole”. This harm not only him, says the Bayern coach.
When asked about a mole, Julian Nagelsmann made a joke, but actually he didn’t feel like joking about the delicate matter. I get annoyed and think about it a lot because I think about what the person who is passing it on is aiming for, what they are hoping for, said the FC Bayern Munich coach before the Bundesliga duel on Sunday (5:30 p.m. / DAZN) at Bayer Leverkusen. He couldn’t imagine that immense sums of money would flow into this. I don’t know the person’s motives, but the person will think about it.
Nagelsmann’s upset was caused by published tactics in Sport Bild. If the person wants to harm me, so be it. But it also harms every single player. That’s not in the interest of the matter, said the 35-year-old. It will not be found out who the mole was. I believe moles are protected species. If you drive through the Bavarian countryside, you see 80,000 molehills on every field and you can’t get rid of them because the mole is a protected species. The search is therefore very complicated, Nagelsmann joked.
Nagelsmann does not fear that the information that is said to have come from the run-up to the game against VfL Bochum (3-0) has now deciphered FC Bayern. It wasn’t the multiplication tables, he said. But it makes it easier for the opponent.
It’s important to me that I can look in the mirror in the evening, that I treat my players and my coaching colleagues well, said Nagelsmann. Hopefully, the person won’t be able to look in the mirror as well because it’s just not right.
The people of Munich don’t want to be thrown off course by such things before big tasks. After the duel with Leverkusen, in which FC Bayern has to do without the injured attacker Eric Maxim Coupo-Moting, and after the international break, the top game against Borussia Dortmund is coming up on April 1st. Then it goes on in quick succession with groundbreaking games. First up is the quarter-finals in the DFB Cup against SC Freiburg on April 4, followed a week later by the quarter-finals first leg against Manchester City.