In fact, Nagelsmann seems to be extremely into watching how it all plays out.
“I watched the Champions League this week. Wednesday (Liverpool vs Villarreal) hurts a bit. The game was similar to ours, Villarreal played similarly. Maybe we needed something like Liverpool’s deflected shot. Liverpool’s counter-pressing was outstanding. I’m excited for the second leg,” said Nagelsmann (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia).
While the Manchester City vs. Real Madrid showdown was the barnburner for the week, Liverpool vs. Villarreal was a bit more rough-and-tumble. It was natural, however, that Nagelsmann had more interest in watching Jurgen Klopp’s squad take on the team that eliminated Bayern Munich.
Surely, the viewing had to be a bit painful for Nagelsmann as it probably left him thinking about what might have been.