Video: Julian Nagelsmann on Facing PSG and His Former Manager Thomas Tuchel

After their dramatic 2-1 victory over Atlético Madrid, RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann spoke with RMC Sportwhere the German began to talk about their semi-final opponent, Paris Saint-Germain. 

The 33-year-old talked about Les Parisiens and what he expects from them next week, particularly having to defend their superstar duo of Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé. 

“It won’t be an easy game. Yesterday at one point in the match, I was happy. And finally, it will be PSG with a world-class team and huge stars. It won’t be easy, but we will defend well. If we defend as today with Upamecano in particular,” Nagelsmann said. 

“After situations where you have to defend on Neymar and Mbappé, you have to anticipate and see what will happen next. We will also have opportunities against PSG.”

Finally, he discussed his eagerness to coach against his fellow countrymen Thomas Tuchel, who was also his manager while at FC Augsburg II. 

“I look forward. When we played in the Bundesliga against each other, I was super excited. He’s been a great trainer, and he’s a great trainer. Yesterday he was as lucky as I was today,” Nagelsmann said. “Now, we’re going to be facing each other. I’m very happy to see him, he’s a great guy and a great coach.”

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