Angelino says by no means incomes supervisor Pep Guardiola’s belief at Manchester Metropolis fully eroded his confidence, one thing he solely gained again in shifting to RB Leipzig.
The 24-year-old left-back signed for Metropolis in 2012 and located himself on mortgage for just about everything of his Metropolis profession, together with at New York Metropolis FC and Girona. After shifting to PSV Eindhoven in 2018, Metropolis triggered a buyback clause and introduced the Spaniard again to the Etihad the place he discovered first workforce motion below Guardiola onerous to come back by.
“I had a relaxation once I was with Pep for six months, that was sufficient,” Angelino mentioned. “I do not need it once more. That is why I need to be on the pitch. I do not like being out. I’m grateful that I get to play more often than not. I had sufficient holidays.”
Angelino first joined the Bundesliga aspect on mortgage final season earlier than making the switch everlasting final week on a four-year deal.
He says there are similarities between Guardiola and Leipzig supervisor Julian Nagelsmann, however there may be additionally one main distinction.
“They each prefer to play with the ball, get the ball fast, there may be one factor that could be a massive distinction – one gave me the arrogance and performed me and the opposite did not,” Angelino mentioned. “So I’m grateful to Julian for the belief and generally you want, I do not need to use a nasty phrase, you want braveness to place a participant and he did from the primary sport.”
Together with his Metropolis profession ending after solely 12 whole matches, Angelino says he by no means bought the chance to show his price.
“It killed me,” he mentioned. “The boldness was every little thing, when you do not have the belief of a coach it’s every little thing. I used to be judged for preseason, two video games, after which I did not get my likelihood till a couple of months. It’s onerous to play one sport each two months so I’m simply completely happy that occurred so I might come right here and meet Julian and everybody right here.”
Nonetheless, the previous Spain U-21 would not take into account his Metropolis tenure to have been a whole catastrophe.
“It was a 50/50 expertise,” Angelino mentioned. “On one aspect I actually discovered so much from Pep, he improved me as a participant on the pitch and I’ve to be grateful additionally for the expertise. On the opposite aspect I did not play as a lot as I needed to or I deserved.”
In 29 appearances throughout all competitions this season, Angelino has 9 objectives. Leipzig presently sits second within the Bundesliga desk, two factors again of leaders Bayern Munich. The membership returns to motion on Saturday after they host eighth-place Borussia Monchengladbach.