Nagelsmann: My model is Guardiola's Barcelona

The RB Leipzig coach spoke about what ideas he looks up to

Julian Nagelsmann, entrenador del Leipzig alemán
Julian Nagelsmann, entrenador del Leipzig alemán | EFE

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann spoke to France Football and says his model is Pep Guardiola's - from the Man City coach's Barcelona era.

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"My model is Pep Guardiola from Barcelona," Nagelsmann explained.

"I have always watched his work, and in particular how his team is projecting itself forward in a fraction of a second after the recovery of the ball.

"He made his mark at that time [with FC Barcelona], worthy of Johan Cruyff, and few teams managed to master the possession game by playing so high.

"Guardiola inspired me a lot, like Thomas Tuchel too, whom I had as a coach in Augsburg.

"He is a very demanding person who leaves nothing to chance. He is a perfectionist. What he achieves at PSG deserves respect. The way he manages Neymar is impressive and coaching PSG, it's not easy."

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