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Nagelsmann explains decision to take Angelino off at half-time

By Rune Gjerulff

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has explained why Angelino only played the first half against Hoffenheim.

Angelino and Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig).
Angelino and Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Christian Schroedter/POOL via Picture Point

Angelino made his long-awaited return from injury for RB Leipzig against Hoffenheim as the two sides drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga on Friday.


However, after failing to make the impact desired by Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann, the Spanish wing-back was taken off at half-time.

"We had hoped that he would bring more power to the pitch offensively," said Nagelsmann after the game, according to Kicker.

"But that wasn't the case. He wasn't involved much and played too much from a standing position."

In general, Nagelsmann wasn't satisfied with his side's performance.

"It definitely wasn't our best game. Even though we didn't create enough goalscoring chances, we were the more dominant side and were a bit unfortunate at the end with Yussuf Poulsen's header. We had some good moments and two or three good efforts that we didn't make the most of", said the RB Leipzig coach.

"Overall, there was a lack of aggressive runs into the area, above all away from the ball. Therefore, we didn't get the win in the end."


RB Leipzig
(3-5-2)
1Péter Gulácsi
4Willi Orban
6Ibrahima Konaté ↩78
5Dayotchanculle Upamecano
22Nordi Mukiele ↩46
25Daniel Olmo ↩62
14Tyler Adams
7Marcel Sabitzer (C)
3Angeliño ↩46
10Emil Forsberg ↩72
18Christopher Nkunku
Bench
33Josep Martínez
9Yussuf Poulsen ↪72
11Hwang Hee-Chan
19Alexander Sørloth ↪62
16Lukas Klostermann
23Marcel Halstenberg ↪78
39Benjamin Henrichs
8Amadou Haidara ↪46
44Kevin Kampl ↪46
Hoffenheim
(4-2-3-1)
1Oliver Baumann (C)
3Pavel Kadeřábek
38Stefan Posch
28Chris Richards
17Ryan Sessegnon
18Diadie Samassekou
11Florian Grillitsch ↩56
29Robert Skov ↩62
27Andrej Kramarić ↩90
14Christoph Baumgartner
33Georginio Rutter ↩46
Bench
12Philipp Pentke
9Ihlas Bebou ↪46
10Moanes Dabour
19Ishak Belfodil
23Sargis Adamyan ↪90
35Maximilian Beier
6Håvard Nordtveit ↪62
32Melayro Bogarde
20Mijat Gaćinović ↪56

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