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Angelino warned by Nagelsmann over social media posts

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Angelino has been warned by RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann over his social media use after the Spaniard took to Instagram to declare himself fit for Saturday's clash against Werder Bremen.
Angelino and Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig).
Angelino and Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Christian Schroedter/POOL via Picture Point
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has contradicted Angelino by saying that the left-back isn't fit to start Saturday's away game against Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.

In a recent Instagram post, Angelino declared himself fit to play on Saturday after sitting out of the club's last five league games due to a muscle injury.

But Nagelsmann emphasized at the pre-match press conference that the 24-year-old is unlikely to 'sneak' into his starting eleven.

"He hasn't taken part in full team training, only in parts," said Nagelsmann.

"He'll travel to Bremen because there's an available spot in the squad. But he wouldn't go if everyone were fit."

It's not the first time Angelino has taken to social media to share updates on his recovery process. Nagelsmann, however, believes the Spaniard would be wise to change his social media approach.

"We're all happy that he's back. Nevertheless, there are things in life that he needs to learn. For example, to deal with injuries properly or to channel things, his emotions, properly," said Nagelsmann and added:

"Football-wise, he has done a lot of good things, but his rehabilitation period gives room for improvement. Let's hope he doesn't get in a similar situation again. Then we don't have to deal with this anymore.

"I've already said things about his posts. In general, I think to use posts as a communication channel in a negative situation is the wrong way to go about it. You don't break up with your girlfriend by text message either.

"You don't post info that may not be positive or that leaves room for interpretation. He has to learn that.

"There are certainly coaches who wouldn't take this as lightly as I do. I'm one of the more relaxed ones, and it's not up to me to give a penalty. But he still has something to learn for the future, if he ever has another coach."

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