Nagelsmann Calms Reiss Nelson Hype: He Needs To Be More Consistent

By The Editor
on 23rd October 2018

Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann cools hype surrounding Reiss Nelson and fired him a warning…


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Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann aimed to cool the hype surrounding Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson after the forward’s sensational start to his Bundesliga campaign, Sport1 reports.

Nelson has netted four goals in five appearances while also claiming an assist, and the starlet is also fresh off of scoring two goals in two games for England’s U21 side during the international break.

Nagelsmann is happy with the forward’s goalscoring form but has insisted that Nelson has a lot to work on in terms of his overall game.

The young coach, who was heavily linked with the manager’s job at Arsenal to replace Arsene Wenger courtesy of a recommendation from the head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, clearly isn’t letting the 18-year-old rest on his laurels.

“Reiss has huge potential to develop. He’s excellent one-on-one with a great drive towards the opposition goal. That’s why we loaned him,” the Hoffenheim boss said.

“We must be mindful. Nelson’s scored four goals, two very important ones against Nuremberg, but he’s also had bad games.

“He needs to grow healthily. It’s like in music – one song puts bread on the table but only for a few weeks.

“It’s not about being a one-hit wonder, but about delivering good performances over a long period of time. Being the best over 15 years.

“He’s also had negative outliers with us. It’s about delivering the positive outliers consistently, showing those over and over again.

“Be careful when evaluating him. Let him grow in peace and don’t get into his head. It’s not easy to keep your feet on the ground at 18,” he added.

It seems Nelson is in very capable hands and after extending his contract before departing, the club has ensured that this loan spell was very fruitful.

We’re desperately in need of a wide player and Nelson could grow to be that player.