Nagelsmann in the DFB team: a new beginning


VFrom ‘talented coach’ to ‘starter’, Nagelsmann only needs a few hours at Hoffenheim. However, first on paper, where FAZ changes the title of the report from his idea for later printed editions. An already good story about the youngest coach to take charge of a Bundesliga team at the age of 28 should sell a little better. What no one knows yet: this reality will soon overtake this headline. It all starts in Nagelsmann’s first game on February 13, 2016 in Bremen. On that 21st matchday, Niklas Süle suddenly found himself no longer as a central defender in a back four, as he had previously been under Markus Gisdol and Huub Stevens, but as an outside back in a back three.

This shows that the new player is taking a bold approach, he does not want to create safety first in a bitter relegation fight, but rather a different, bold way of thinking. He later tells reporters things like: “We wanted to get into the space next to the central six through the double eight we deployed and link the full-backs on the flank through our tall full-backs.” I have developed Templates that I give to players that are applicable to every basic system, in every form of training and play, rather than being tied to a system. We want to adapt the templates to the opponent.”

Source: Frantfurter Allgemeine

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