Bayern Munich defender Dayot Upamecano might have thought that his time with Julian Nagelsmann was over after the Frenchman formally announced that he was signing with Bayern Munich last winter.
A funny thing happened, however, as Nagelsmann ultimately followed one of his star players to Munich. For Upamecano, that was a good thing.
“I have a very good relationship with Julian. I like coaches who tell me things as they are, and he does that. If I haven’t been good, he comes to me and says: ‘You made a bad decision there and you should have done that’ and he shows me clips right away,” Upamecano told Goal France (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “Julian is not afraid to tell you things. That’s what I like most about him. He also speaks regularly with the players. And as a defender, above all, it’s very good to have him because with him, we try to take risks and play forward.”
Upamecano got a dose of that of that honesty from Nagelsmann after Bayern Munich’s awful DFB-Pokal showing against Gladbach and the defender surely appreciated having the chance to get back on track with a 90 minute performance against SC Freiburg just before the international break.