On Monday, when the majority of the Bayern squad was allowed to breathe after the 2-2 against Stuttgart, Paul Wanner also came into the position after training on Säbener Straße as an autograph. Two fans who traveled from China loudly tried to sign the 16-year-old.
entry in the history books
So it was also adopted by Julian Nagelsmann at the end of January, but the Wanner, who was courted at the time, did not sign any jerseys, but his first professional contract at FCB. Previously, the teenager that has just become 16 had played into the history books of the German record champion when he was promoted to the latest Bundesliga professional at the start of the second half of the season against Gladbach (1: 2).
However, only three minutes in the Bundesliga followed the hype and the signature, mostly Wanner was used in the U 19. “He is 16 years old and a young professional near Bayern Munich,” Nagelsmann stepped on the euphoria brake on Friday. “All of this has been too restless for me in the past few weeks, in the background of this player. I’m very open and honest. It’s not quite my case.”
Nagelsmann: “What is super light in life?”
That means: Too many demands, too much talk about a teenager who could just as well play for the U 17. “The situation is that Paul was not allowed to play in the U 23 due to its age this year,” added Nagelsmann and also let out criticism: “The U-19 games he made were not always the case that I was Sitting on the stands and said that I slack with both ears. It is my expectations as a coach that, if you train with the professionals, you should be one of the best on the field. ” Which was not the case. “I know that the situation is not always easy, but what is super light in life? Few things.”
“He accelerates and tries”
A “highly talented player” is undoubtedly without a doubt, with “a lot of potential”. “But he also has a lot of time to develop optimally. If I were still 16 and had the chance to train with the professionals at Bayern Munich, I would be happy in the very first line that I have this chance. Then I would be happy. Then If I try to make the best of it every day in training – he does that too, he accelerates and tries. “
FC Bayern has “no hustle and bustle” in the Wanner case, but the midfielder will not be used on Saturday in Wolfsburg. It is already at the U-17 national team for which the European Championship in Israel is due.
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“He will surely be able to get more playing time” in the coming season, says Nagelsmann. Nevertheless, the trainer demands the “necessary calm”: “He has just turned 16, in December 17th. At 17 you have to train constantly at this level and be happy that you can do that. And then you will get mission times if The performance is right. “