Angelino: "Pep Guardiola killed my self-confidence."



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Angelino: "Pep Guardiola killed my self-confidence."

From the junior team of Manchester City, through Mallorca, NAC Breda, PSV to the senior team of Citizens. However, Angelino was simply not destined to succeed at the Etihad. City sold him to PSV for 5,000,000 and returned him for 12,000,000, but Pep Guardiola did not recognize in him a football player who earned the epithet of one of the best in the Bundesliga in his games this season.

"Pep Guardiola killed my self-confidence. Since my return from Eindhoven to City, he managed to condemn my performances in two preliminaries, and after that, he didn't give me a real chance. That's why I'm happy to be in Leipzig and to be an important part of the team."

said the Spaniard. Last season, 13 appearances for the Citizens in all competitions and two assists. In the winter of 2020, he went to Leipzig, and that is when Angelino's football revolution began. By the end of the season, 18 games, one goal, and five assists, in the current competition year, he collected eight goals and 11 assists through 31 appearances in all competitions.

When asked to compare Julian Nagelsmann, under whom he is experiencing a renaissance and playing career football, and Pep Guardiola, Angelino is unequivocal. "One restored my self-confidence and let me play. The other just isn't.

Leipzig signed Angelino for 18.000.000 euros

Red Bull Leipzig brought the Spaniard on loan with the right of buy worth 2,000,000 euros 13 months ago. And as he imposed himself as the best player of the Bulls, the club did not hesitate to buy him for 18,000,000 and sign a contract with him until 2025.

"They trusted me in Leipzig from day one. The club and the coach were an amazing springboard for me. I am happy to be able to play constantly in Leipzig. The club from the Red Bull Arena does not have an enviable situation in the Champions League after the defeat by Liverpool (2: 0) in the first game of the duel, but in the Bundesliga, they are only two points behind Bayern and hopes that under the command of super-talented expert Julian Nagelsmann they can break the eight-year Bavarian dominance.

"He can coach any team, there are not many experts like him. He already manages a quality team, but imagine what he would do if he had even better players." " Tactically, he always finds the right key for the opponent's goal.

We have to work hard, be focused, and give answers on the field. We will see how it will be by the end of the season ", concluded Angelino.