Dani Olmo takes off

It was about time. After starting his career at Leipzig on the bench, Dani Olmo ended up gaining the confidence of Julian Nagelsmann in training and has become a fixture in the eleven of the team sponsored by Red Bull. In the RB's 4-2 victory over Colonia, the Spanish international left as starter for the third time in a row, he signed a great game and he even put the finishing touch to his great performance with his first goal in the Bundesliga.

Yes, Olmo had to gain the trust of his new coach in a conversation she had with him a few weeks ago. Seeing that he was not having the desired role in the German team, the former Dinamo Zagreb addressed Nagelsmann to discuss his situation. The coach himself was the one who revealed it at a press conference: “Dani Olmo came looking for me to tell me that he was not happy with the few minutes he was having. He seemed unhappy and, at first, I liked it, “explained the coach.

But it gave him a chance. First in Mainz (0-5), then at home against Hertha in Berlin (2-2) and, finally, on Monday against Cologne (2-4) at home. And Olmo did not disappoint him. “The player always has an obligation to comply when complaining to the coach”, added Nagelsmann, who was most satisfied with the performance of Olmo in his performance as a starter. “He did very well, just that is the reaction I hope when these things happen, “said the German football fashion coach.

Little by little, the champion of Europe with the Spanish Under-21 is testing what everyone thought when his transfer to RB Leipzig was made public: fits perfectly into vertical football for red bulls And he can be a player who makes a difference in the highest German competition. “With the ball at his feet he has extraordinary qualities, he is very safe. When he receives pressure he causes the odd intelligent fault. He does it very well,” Nagelsmann summarized the style of Olmo, who has already exchanged doubts for a smile.