Record national player Lothar Matthäus has criticized Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann for his freak out in the 2-3 defeat at Borussia Mönchengladbach. "The choice of words is far off the mark. It will certainly have repercussions for the DFB sports court to use such expressions," said the former Munich professional on Sky TV.
"That he's disappointed - yes! That he's under pressure - yes! But I still expect not only from a Bayern Munich coach, but in general from those responsible on the line that they make the right choice of words, respectively that they are in control there," added Matthäus.
After the final whistle, Nagelsmann stormed into the referee's cabin, before and afterward he audibly cursed the referees. When asked in the interview by ZDF and Sport1 that he should have said "softened pack", Nagelsmann said: "Yes, but I don't always mean the referees."
Controversial red card for Upamecano
On Saturday evening, Nagelsmann apologized on Twitter "for the choice of words towards the team around Tobias Welz". "Unfortunately I went too far there," wrote the 35-year-old. In the 8th minute, referee Tobias Welz had given Bayern defender Dayot Upamecano a red card, which was worthy of discussion, because of an emergency brake against Gladbach's Alassane Pléa.
According to Matthew, apologizing is not enough. "Now just a sponge over it - that doesn't settle the matter," said the 61-year-old: "It's a topic that will fill the headlines for the next few days. That's why I believe that not only the DFB, but also FC Bayern calls his employees to report."
According to his own statements, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic had no concrete knowledge of “what the coach said” immediately after the game. However, it is understandable that Nagelsmann reacted emotionally to the decision, said Salihamidzic: "I think you have to concede that to him now."