Bayern’s defensive talent Tanguy Nianzou was substituted at half-time in the away game at Arminia Bielefeld (3-0). Coach Julian Nagelsmann explained after the game that it was punishment for a hard foul by the Frenchman.
In the 45th minute, Tanguy Nianzou elbowed ahead into an aerial duel with Fabian Kunze. The Bielefeld had to be replaced and taken to the hospital.
Referee Dr. Matthias Jöllenbeck decided on a yellow card against Nianzou, who had played a very good game up to that point, although red would have been justified. Bayern’s Josip Stanisic was already preparing for a substitution during the injury break and eventually replaced Nianzou after the break.
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann explained DAZN The motives: “The substitution was an educational measure. Going there against the head of the opponent is dangerous. You have to learn that at this age, that’s a red card for me!”
Nianzou must learn “to be more careful in such a header duel. When it comes to the head, it can quickly become dangerous,” Nagelsmann continued.
In addition, Nagelsmann expected that “if there was a millimeter action in the second half, they would have been outnumbered”, in other words: Nianzou would have been sent off for a trifle. “I would have forgiven that, but not the action before. I’m a coach who likes to resort to such educational measures with such young players,” said Nagelsmann.