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Angelino praises Nagelsmann while looking to upset Liverpool

Tue 09 March 2021 | 8:01

Former Manchester City player Angelino talks about the difference between Julian Nagelsman and Pep Guardiola and reveals why he is still optimistic about qualifying for the next round of the Champions League.

RB Leipzig

manager

Julian Nagelsmann

has put

Angelino

into good use and played a crucial role in his progress and the left-back was quick to thank his manager at the club.

"My position and my numbers are thanks to the team and thanks to the manager.

Aside from tactics, it is the personal touch.

On the difference between

Nagelsmann

and

Guardiola

, Angelino is succinct.

"One gave me confidence and played me, the other didn't." But he goes on to elaborate on a relationship that has altered the trajectory of his career.

"I think it is the approach he has to the players. He is very close to every player. He is very direct. When he needs to speak to you he does. Also, he is very friendly. Or at least with me.

"I feel like we have a good relationship. He gave me his trust and his confidence since the first day. It was something that pushed me. He gave me a massive push in my career.

RB Leipzig

travel to Budapest to face

Liverpool

in the return leg of Champions League last 16, looking to turn around a two-goal defeat from the first leg.

"We could have put some pressure on them [by] scoring some of the chances we got. We felt we gave them two mistakes and a team like Liverpool, with the quality they have got, they kill you if you give them just a little bit.”

Angelino said

.

"But we are positive because we played a strong match. If we don't make mistakes and we put our chances away, it can turn around, the situation. There is still 90 minutes to go and we will be focused and ready to go again. The pressure, I would say, is more on them than us. We are the underdog so we go from behind."


source: SportMob