Angeliño left Manchester City on a permanent transfer for PSV Eindhoven in 2018 and a year later, the Citizens took him back from the Dutch club.
In the first half the 2019/20 season, the left-back was restricted to only four league starts under Pep Guardiola and lack of regular opportunities saw him join RB Leipzig on loan in January.
Earlier in September, the 23-year-old’s loan stay at the Bundesliga club was further extended until the end of the season.
The Spaniard has featured regularly under the orders of Julian Nagelsmann and has impressed with his performances this season. He has five goals and an assist to his name in all competitions.
AS had an opportunity to interview the City owned player and asked him about the Leipzig manager.
Angeliño said, “He [Nagelsmann] demands a lot. One of our virtues is the pressure we put. We put a lot of pressure and it’s very difficult for the other team to play.”
“In training he always wants one hundred percent. You can’t relax at any time. He always wants us to make the most of every session. That’s why later in the matches that intensity comes naturally to us.”
When asked if there are similarities between Nagelsmann and Pep Guardiola, the former PSV fullback also explained why he struggled to cement a place under the former Barcelona manager at City.
“In certain things they do resemble each other: in the way of preparing for the matches, training or knowing what they want. In these things they are very similar. I would tell you that 95% are the same in those respects,” he explained.
“I believe everything comes down to the issue of trust. Before my time in Holland, I was not ready to play for City, but after my time at PSV I did notice that I was ready. I also need continuity, not a game every now and then.”
“I don’t know what it was, but something I didn’t get to have it. Then I came to Leipzig and from day one Julian has given me almost everything, and I am very happy.”