Journalist Barry Glendenning has been speaking on the latest episode of The Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast to discuss all things football.
Nagelsmann has been linked with a move to England and Tottenham Hotspur, in particular, in recent months and Glendenning had his say on the Leipzig manager.
He said: “In the 10 or so matches I’ve seen Nagelsmann’s team play, I’ve been hugely underwhelmed and I just don’t get this lauding of him as this ‘messiah of football’ in German football management.
“I really don’t get it because I’ve almost always been underwhelmed by his team’s performance, and they’ve often lost, and lost heavily.”
Would Nagelsmann succeed at Spurs?
Leipzig brushed Spurs aside in last year’s Champions League with an emphatic 4-0 aggregate win, however, they have now shown against both Liverpool and Manchester United they are not the finished article.
TIF Thoughts on Glendenning’s comments…
We can see why Glendenning may feel that way. However, it suggests he has only watched a handful of Leipzig games. They have shown against some of the more established European teams they are capable of not showing up which was seen against Liverpool.