A radiant smile spread on Saturday night on the face of Hasan Salihamidzic, when the players of Bayern victoriously disappeared at halftime in the depths of the Allianz Arena. The sports board congratulated Robert Lewandowski and Co. to three hits and a successful first half, especially radiant, however, he received Tanguy Nianzou.
For the second time in this Bundesliga season, the young Frenchman had stood in the initial formation, cross-competition for the fifth time. And against Union, Nianzou was allowed to cheer his first mandatory game in the jersey of the German record champion after about 25 minutes. “He’s incredibly head-strong, probably our strongest head player,” coach Julian Nagelsmann praised the hits for a corner of Joshua Kimmich.
“He has a winner mentality that is already exceptional”
Because Benjamin Pavard (Covid-19) and Niklas were missing Slee (muscle fiber rupture), Nianzou got one of the few opportunities back to him Nagelsmann so far. “As a coach, you always have the hope that he plays almost faultless, but you can not expect that if you give him so little playing time. You are already a bit of self as a coach.”
For experiments, says Nagelsmann’s justification, had little time due to the partly bumpy results. To shaky, Nanzou had been presented to date, especially as not reliable enough. Again and again, the coach finally emphasized that he did not expect the genius passport by Dayot Upamecano, Nanzou and Co., but above all a solid defense work. “These are just their great strengths without having to play super balls with ball, but to defend hard on the man.”
Nianzou followed against Union – unlike his secondary man UPamecano – the statement, “he played two, three super balls in midfield,” said Nagelsmann. “With Tanguy, I was very satisfied with Tangu. One sees that he has a very good character that he raises everything. He has an incredible aggressiveness and a winner mentality that is already exceptional.”
Nianzou now has to stop his mistakes
The fact that Nanzou “always has this one or the other moment in it” where he allowed himself an inattention or want too much, “I confess to him,” said Nagelsmann. “He has talent, he is still a very young guy.” Which now has to turn off his mistakes. Then, prophesent Nagelsmann, “he can play a very good role”.
Nevertheless, “we will look around the transfer market because Tanguy is already there”. And Slee in summer moves to Dortmund. “We will not only go to the new season with the players, which we have, but are already doing something. Tanguy has absolutely the chance to get more playing time.”