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Bayern Munich’s Julian Nagelsmann knows how to channel his energy and misses the fans

The new boss wants to see packed stadiums.

Press Conference And Training Kick Off Bayern München Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

Like just about everyone else, Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann watch Italy out-will and outlast England in the European Championships finale.

Nagelsmann noted the emotion that was evident from the Italians throughout the tourney and how those feelings can power a football team.

“Football lives from spectators, lives from these emotions. And I think you have to let them spill over into the stands as a team, but also embody them as a coach. If you want your players to be as emotional as possible, to give everything, then I think it is also advisable to do that as a coach and not just sit on the bench because everyone has their own style. Of course, I’m still 33-years-old and still have energy. I also need a bit of a valve to get rid of the tension on the line. But I live like that as a player and now as a coach too, I couldn’t identify with just sitting on the bench,” Nagelsmann told Sky Sport.

Nagelsmann, though, does not let his emotions get the best of him. Somehow — even on the bench — he can throttle those feelings down and enjoy what is going on around him.

“There are also moments when I sit there and maybe just enjoy a game or just watch what you are doing or thinking in my head and not just screaming. But I think this sport is so fascinating for so many people on this planet because it simply embodies extreme emotions - unfortunately in both directions. It’s not just positive emotions, sometimes negative too. But that makes the sport very fascinating. And when, hopefully, there are spectators again, then it will be even better and it will be transported even more,” Nagelsmann said.

As for the return of the fans, Nagelsmann is looking forward to the feeling inside the stadium when the stands are packed.

“It’ll be even more emotional again, we’re all looking forward to it. And when, hopefully, there are spectators again, then it will be even better and it will be transported even more,” Nagelsmann said. “It’ll be even more emotional again, we’re all looking forward to it. And when, hopefully, there are spectators again, then it will be even better and it will be transported even more. It’ll be even more emotional again, we’re all looking forward to it.”