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Julian Nagelsmann hits out at Hannes Wolf for wanting to go out on loan

By Laura Brandt

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann isn't happy about Hannes Wolf's desire to go out on loan.

Hannes Wolf replaces Timo Werner.
Hannes Wolf replaces Timo Werner.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has criticized Hannes Wolf after it has come out that the central midfielder would like to be sent out on loan until the end of the season in the search for more first-team action.

The 20-year-old, who has made two substitute appearances after returning from a long-term injury in December, should show some more patience, according to Nagelsmann.


"Frankly, I don't understand the uproar. Nothing has happened yet, it's not like he was on the bench for six months," Nagelsmann said in an interview with Kicker.

"He played a few games in a season phase that was very significant. These appearances can be seen as a small glimmer of hope on the one hand, but also as a small gift from the coach on the other hand," the RB Leipzig coach said.

In general, Nagelsmann believes young players today are too quick to say that they want to leave if they aren't playing as much as they would like to.

"These days, it seems like every player who isn't playing regularly wants to leave immediately," Nagelsmann told Kicker and added that he believes young players "should strive to keep working, even if a phase in their career isn't going so well."

"Basically, we can't say goodbye to every player who is unsatisfied when he isn't playing. We can't go through the second half of the season with 11 or 12 players, and it's part of the game to go through such a phase in the course of a career."

Wolf completed a €12 million move to RB Leipzig from RB Salzburg in the summer.

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