Julian Nagelsmann has tried five times, but for the fifth time as Bayern Munich coach he is unable to win against Borussia Mönchengladbach. After the renewed disappointment, Nagelsmann complained loudly about referee Tobias Welz and his decision from the 8th minute of the game.
Julian Nagelsmann was at 180. First the Bayern coach trudged straight to Tobias Welz's team of referees, then he let his anger run wild in the cabin aisle. "Is he kidding me?!" Nagelsmann raged, still angry about the controversial and momentous red card against Munich's Dayot Upamecano (8th). After being outnumbered for more than 80 minutes, the series champion lost 2: 3 (1: 1) at feared opponents Borussia Mönchengladbach, the Bundesliga championship lead is in acute danger.
"Nobody can tell me that it's a red card. Referees also make mistakes, but then you have to stand by them," Nagelsmann scolded about the scene with Upamecano's supposed emergency brake when he had better control over Sky. According to media reports, there was still raging in the dressing room and after a short visit to the referee's cabin, they apparently insulted them as a "softened pack".
"Of course that's a crucial situation in the game," goalkeeper Yann Sommer complained after returning to his old place of work, which quickly became uncomfortable. Because in the 8th minute the keeper decided to stay in goal after a through ball to Alassane Pléa and to rely on his defender Upamecano. The runner-up world champion was left behind in the running duel, he touched his French compatriot at high speed in front of the penalty area and, after a long check by the video assistant, was sent off.
An incomprehensible decision for Nagelsmann: "You can see that Pléa's shoulder doesn't move!" Lars Stindl (13'), Jonas Hofmann (55') and Marcus Thuram (84') then rewarded the cheeky Borussia, goals from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (35') and Mathys Tel (90') were enough for the visitors Feat of strength outnumbered four days after the 1-0 statement at Paris St. Germain not.
Borussia is increasingly becoming a trauma for Nagelsmann: he was also unable to win his fifth game as coach of Munich against Gladbach. On Sunday, there is a risk of losing the lead in the table to Union Berlin – before the summit with the Irons takes place in Munich a week later.
A little later, Nagelsmann, who was no longer quite so excited, tweeted for understanding: "Emotions are part of sport", but "I have to apologize for the choice of words to the team around Tobias Welz. Unfortunately, I clearly went too far there."