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Nagelsmann slams Upamecano mistake after win over Hertha

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Bayern München coach Julian Nagelsmann criticized Dayot Upamecano after a mistake from the Frenchman led to a goal for Hertha.
Julian Nagelsmann.
Julian Nagelsmann.
Bayern München cruised to a clear win over Hertha BSC on Sunday evening, winning 4-1 in Berlin.

All in all, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann was satisfied with his team's performance, although Jurgen Ekkelenkamp's late consolation goal was a fly in the ointment.

A risky pass from second-half substitute Dayot Upamecano was snapped up by Dejan Jovetic, whose touch was blocked by Manuel Neuer before Ekkelenkamp was able to lift the ball into the net.

Speaking do DAZN after the game, Nagelsmann didn't mince his words when asked to share his thoughts on the situation.

"That goal was completely avoidable. If I were 95 kilos and very fast, I'd control the ball, dribble another meter or two and see what happens," Nagelsmann said and added:

"At some point, [Steven] Jovetic has to put pressure on the goalkeeper, and you might be able to play the ball to your centre-back partner. But you stay on the ball for now. Playing the ball directly coming out of the back and bouncing.... That's always difficult.

"I'm a fan of just doing things with control. There was no big pressure. Just put the ball down and see what the opponent does. It's 4-0, mind you, so you can play a bit more controlled. It's not like we have to go forward again extremely quickly or chase a deficit."

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