After the bitter bankruptcy against Manchester United, Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann was understandably not in a good mood. Then his collar bursts in the interview.
It was a used evening for Julian Nagelsmann. His team, Rasenballsport Leipzig, lost 5-0 against Manchester United and captain Marcel Sabitzer of all people turned out to be a total failure at the legendary Old Trafford.
Perhaps the Saxons’ 33-year-old coach had guessed in the course of the game that after his next international appearance on the sidelines, the press would not focus solely on his team’s sporting achievements. Because at the latest since the last semifinal of the Champions League, which Leipzig lost 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain, that is also Nagelsmann’s fashion taste is a popular topic of conversation among football fans. Especially in Great Britain, the homeland of the “Banter”, the cultivated banter among competitors.
Nagelsmann compares betting providers with over-motivated marketing experts
And so it was that British social media giants and journalists jumped on Nagelsmann’s striking plaid jacket. The betting provider Paddy Power compared the RB coach to an over-motivated marketing expert entering the crucial customer meeting. The reporter for British broadcaster BT Sport simply noted that even the video referee’s calibrated lines were not as sharp as those on Nagelsmann’s jacket.
Julian Nagelsmann dressed like he is about to pitch a brand new marketing campaign for me, complete with global talkability, massive market breakthrough and stratospheric brand awareness. pic.twitter.com/Sxk8kKAnaV
– Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 28, 2020
The reporter from the German TV channel Sky Sport wanted to hit a similar notch. “Your coat will not go into the wardrobe as a lucky jacket, will it?” He asked Nagelsmann, who then gave him visibly irritated: “You shouldn’t talk so much about my clothes. I wear what I like. I am a football coach, not a model. . “
German viewers in particular showed understanding for the coach’s reaction, informed Sky Sport via Twitter that after a 5-0 defeat they had no interest in talking about fashion and criticized the stations for limiting theirs. The time for the field interview after the Champions League match should have been better used.