Coach Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig was well served after the 1: 4- (0: 3) defeat in the DFB Cup final against Borussia Dortmund. “I think everyone can imagine that I’m not feeling good. But it’s not about me, it’s about the club,” said the coach. “It’s more than annoying. It’s painful,” added the 33-year-old.
The fact that he could not win the first big final in his coaching career was very close to the coach. But that has nothing to do with his departure from Leipzig. “Of course I would have liked to have won the title. But regardless of whether I leave, I would also have liked to have won the title if I had been a trainer in Leipzig for 28 years,” said the coach.
Nagelsmann said that he was sorry for the defeat for the players, for the coaching team, for the club. “Of course there is a void, but we still have two difficult Bundesliga games,” said the coach, who will take over the record champions Bayern Munich from the summer: “I’m not thinking about my move now.”
RB managing director Oliver Mintzlaff found comforting words for coach and team after the clear defeat. “I can’t blame the team. As a collective, they tried everything to win today,” said Mintzlaff.
Nevertheless, Leipzig’s chief executive had to admit that the defeat was painful. “That is very, very bitter. We are here for the second time and we are bothered for the second time.” Two years ago, the CEO and Leipzig lost the cup final 3-0 to Bayern Munich.