Julian Nagelsmann reacted with incomprehension to SC Freiburg’s protest after FC Bayern’s change mistake.
“Personally, I wouldn’t have done it because you took advantage of a third party’s mistake to maybe score points yourself because the pressure from the fans or sponsors was too great,” said Bayern coach Nagelsmann at Bayern’s press conference before the champions -League quarter-finals against FC Villarreal.
“I don’t know if you can pat yourself on the back at the annual general meeting with the sponsors in November because you’re playing internationally because of the three points that you just didn’t actually win sportingly. I wouldn’t be so happy if That would be the case, so I would have made it clear to the club that we would not raise any objections. In the end, everyone has to decide for themselves,” added the Bayern coach.
“I didn’t quite expect it, but it didn’t surprise me,” continued Nagelsmann. “The pressure and the sporting competition and this picture that you paint is perhaps not drawn as clearly as you painted it before in PK.” Nagelsmann was referring to statements by SC coach Christian Streich, who ruled out a protest immediately after the game.
In the 86th minute of the 4-1 win in Freiburg, Bayern briefly had twelve players on the field because Kingsley Coman, who had actually been substituted, had not yet left the field. That’s why the sports club lodged a protest, and the case is now with the sports court of the German Football Association (DFB).
FCB: Nagelsmann fears losing the three points
“I’m not quite as relaxed as the CEO,” said Nagelsmann about a possible loss of three points in the championship fight. Bayern boss Oliver Kahn had previously shown himself confident that the league leaders could keep the points.
However, Nagelsmann emphasized: “In my opinion, the verdict can only go in one direction.” In favor of Bavaria. But he was “not the judge” and therefore uncertain. If his club were a possible beneficiary in a similar case, he would have “clearly” advised those responsible against filing an objection.