Nagelsmann is arguably the youngest coach in this top flight European competition. The 33-year-old manager signed a four-year contract with Leipzig in 2019 and on 10th March 2020, Leipzig won Tottenham 4-0.
Nagelsmann became the youngest coach in history to win a UEFA Champions League knockout tie.
The club was founded in 2009 Red Bull, which bought the playing rights of fifth-tier side SSV Markranstädt with the objective of progressing the new club to the top flight Bundesliga within eight years.
Seven years later the club set a new record of unbeaten run in the first thirteen league matches of the 2016-2017 season. They earned Champions League spot in 2018 after finishing 3rd with 66 points and they have not failed to qualify for Champions League since then.
Yesterday, they toppled Atletico to enter semi-final for the first time.
Nagelmann shared the joy of winning
Nagelsman told BT Sport: “It was a good game for my squad and I am very happy. Atletico defended like in all games – very good. At the end we were better in the final third. We did not create many chances, but they didn’t create many chances.
“And in the end, I think we were a bit more dangerous around the opponent’s goal and I think it is good we are in the semi-finals.
“Great emotions for the club and our team. As a manager you have to look forward. We have to prepare for the next game. There’s not a lot of time to celebrate but maybe we will have a beer in the hotel then we focus on PSG.”
Atletico’s Koke praised Nagelmann’s team
“They were better, they did not allow us to match their intensity,” Koke told Movistar.
“At all times they were better, they had more possession. They were better, faster and more intense. When they are better, you try to give your all and if things do not work out, you have to congratulate your rival and reflect.
“When we were better, at 1-1, their second goal came.
“On the field, there are times when you are better and others worse. Coldly, when we analyse the game, we will see where we have failed and what we have lacked. We have to get up to try again next season.
“When you lose you are hurt and sad. This is a different competition, with a single game, and in three games you could win a Champions League.
“We have had bad luck for the second goal, that’s how football is. We were very excited about this Champions League and we have to get up as we always do.”
Leipzig will play in the semi-final knock-out tie against PSG in Benfica’s Estadio da Luz on Tuesday, 18th August 2020. The return of Mbappe to the French side made an impact in the win recorded against Atlanta.
Nagelmann believes his team was better than Atletico
“We became a little passive after it went 1-0 and it was very close,” Nagelsmann told Sky Sports.
“We definitely were a little lucky with how we scored the winner. Still, we were the better team overall and we showed maturity.
“I can’t remember many dangerous situations Atletico had. The boys worked for this themselves, you can only have a small influence from the touchline.
“We stayed calm after we conceded the equaliser, that was very important. We mustn’t let panic into our game.”
“The club has developed very quickly, Nagelsmann noted.
“We reached the Bundesliga and now qualified for the Champions League three times. We’re still in the Champions League. The progress is faster than usual.
“We have to be very fast along our defensive line. There will be situations where you cannot defend against these guys on your own.
“Atalanta tried to defend one-on-one. There are a lot of stars in this team – it won’t be easy.”