Nagelsmann received ‘450 death threats’ on Instagram post Bayern Munich’s Champions League exit

Villarreal knocked out the German leaders from UEFA Champions League.

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The German club was smashed out 2-1 on aggregate upon losing 1-0 during the first leg of their quarter-final in Spain. They whereupon drew 1-1 at home. Nagelsmann currently in his first season as Bayern Munich’s manager started taking over from Hansi Flick in the summer. His club dominates the Bundesliga by nine points and seems to be on course to preserve their crown. 

Bayern’s manager has been attacked on social media, and he alleges that his mother also has been targeted. Amid Bayern Munich’s Champions League exit, Julian Nagelsmann reports he has received approximately 450 death threats.

“I can handle criticism well. The situation is different with the 450 death threats on Instagram,” the 34-year-old told as reported by Goal.

Bayern was knocked from the Champions League this week after succumbing to Villarreal in the quarter-finals. Following their loss, the manager has faced hostility on Instagram, and his mother has also been threatened, per the coach. Hasan Salihamidzic’s wife and son also disclosed earlier as reported by The Goal how they had experienced threats in the aftermath of the Villarreal setback, sharing pictures of private messages received on Instagram.

Villarreal had beaten Bayern in the first leg 1-0 at home although blowing possibilities for a bigger lead, and Bayern had levelled the aggregate tally seven minutes in the second half when Robert Lewandowski struck. Bayern wasted another opportunity to score, but Samuel Chukwueze executed a breakaway in the 88th minute to extend Villarreal’s astonishing journey in the competition.

This term, the Bundesliga remains Bayern’s sole expectation of collecting a trophy. They are nine points above Borussia Dortmund having five games left through the season and are on the threshold of clinching the league.

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