Julian Nagelsmann, the RB Leipzig head coach, had hoped to end his three years tenure at the club with a trophy ahead of his big summer move to Bayern Munich.
Rather, was humiliated as his side was dismantled by Dortmund in the German cup final.
Borussia Dortmund hammered Leipzig 4-1 in the DFB-Pokal final on Thursday May 13, 2021 to clinch their fifth DFB-Pokal with braces from both Jadon Sancho at the 5th , 45th minute and Erling Haaland 28th, 88th minute of the match.
Dani Olmo, the Leipzig midfielder pulled a goal back for his side in the second half, before Haaland scored his second of the game in the 88th minute to entirely seal a brilliant 4-1 cup final win for BVB.
In a post match interview, here is what Julian Nagelsmann had to say:
“We were way too passive defending for the first goal, as during the week. We were also late dealing with a quick throw-in, which is something we talked about during the week.”
“Dortmund did a lot with not many chances and we didn’t do much with many chances. I don’t think we were worse than the opposition.”
Dortmund had previously won the title in 1965, 1989, 2012 and 2017 respectively. Leipzig, which was formed in 2009, was going for its first, but was unable to deal with Dortmund emphatic performance.
“We’re there for the second time in three years and we’ve gotten a hiding for the second time. Of course, it’s bitter,” said Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff, whose team lost 3-0 to Bayern in the 2019 final.
A transfer deal between Bayern Munich and Leipzig had confirmed Nagelsmann to take over Hans-Dieter Flick at Bayern Munich from 1 July in a deal that makes him the Bundesliga’s most expensive manager, with RB Leipzig receiving compensation that could rise to €25m (N12, 385,190,217).