Trainer Julian Nagelsmann is known for his innovative training methods. Now his psychologist tells how he helps the team decisively as a mediator.

Dispute between coach and player: FC Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann relies on team psychologist Dr. Maximilian Pelka (34) to eliminate discrepancies early on, reports the “Bild”. Pelka on his mediator tasks: “I push Julian and the player into an office together! It happens, yes…”

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Psycho tricks with the free kick: He also feels responsible for the standards at the record champions: “Before the season, I joined the free kick takers right after training. I asked what exactly they do, what the processes are like and what they focus on. We went through situations together for weeks.”

Also on duty during the game: Pelka is right there: “I have the same video access as the analysts and then I can see the games in front of me.” Five minutes before half-time he meets the analyst to exchange ideas. Then the direct conversation with Julian follows.”