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RB Leipzig's Nagelsmann is unconcerned about links to Barca & Bayern

Fri 12 March 2021 | 17:50

RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann comprehends why such stories are out there in the media, yet he is unwilling to discuss other clubs.

Julian Nagelsmann has no interest in examining connections to

Barcelona

and

Bayern Munich

; demanding rumors over his future is only a theme for the media as he stays focused on RB Leipzig. 

Nagelsmann has been reputed as a potential substitution for Hansi Flick at

Bundesliga

rivals Bayern toward the finish of the term, while a report in Spain proposed new Barca president Joan Laporta needs him to take over from Ronald Koeman at Camp Nou. 

Notwithstanding, the 33-year-old clarified he is indifferent to such speculations as he stays under agreement with his present club until the finish of the 2022-23 mission. 

Leipzig were taken out of the

Champions League

by Liverpool in midweek, yet stays in the Bundesliga title race, sitting only two points behind defending champs Bayern Munich after 24 games. 

"I have a contract until 2023. It would be a bit much to say that it annoys me - I know how professional football works," Nagelsmann told the media ahead of Sunday's game with Eintracht Frankfurt.

"Apparently, I would've joined Tottenham, Real Madrid or Barcelona by now.

"There are great coaches at all of these clubs and they have a contract, just as I do. It is not annoying me, nor is it flattering me. It doesn't have any relevance for me. I'm only concentrating on [the game against] Eintracht Frankfurt, where we have to do a lot already.

"No matter what coaches you are talking about, whether it is Bayern or Barcelona, it would be disrespectful to talk about these clubs. It would be disrespectful, as all of those coaches are very successful and have a contract as well.

"From my perspective, it is a topic in the media. I understand that it is interesting, primarily for the fans, so I'm not upset. Neither am I saying that the question is disrespectful. All I'm saying is, that it would be disrespectful for me to talk about these topics."

Instead of worrying about his future, Nagelsmann zeroes in on ensuring Leipzig get all six points from their two Bundesliga fixtures before the current month's international break arrives. 

First, they welcome fourth-set

Frankfurt

, and then they travel to

Arminia Bielefeld

next Friday.

"I have enough to do by analysing the game against Liverpool and by preparing the game on Sunday and next Friday. We want to get the six points before the international break," Nagelsmann said.

"Afterwards, we have to start preparing the upcoming games perfectly, to stay at the top for as long as possible."

 

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