Marc Roca: Nagelsmann is very important for my development

For the fourth time in series, the 25-year-old was starting on Saturday in the league in Bavaria’s starting and delivered a decent performance at the 4-0 victory in Cologne, for example with the opening passport on Leroy SanĂ© in the formation of 3: 0.

Undoubtedly, Rock also benefited from the many failures in the rake ensemble of the record champion, his chance he has never been used, Julian Nagelsmann praised the six last regularly. For me, it is an honor to train and play under him, he is very important for my development, Rock plays the ball back to the coach. Evil words about its predecessor Hans Flick, under which he did not play a role, does not find Rock, Nagelsmann’s type of football but better: We now have more game control, even more structure, that comes to my game.

ABI Alonso always impressed me. He moved all the registers of the game.

Marc Rock

Despite the difficult debt in Munich with the reservoir role and an ankle infringement during preparation for the current season, the 2019 U-21 European champion remained positive: At no time I lost the hope or confidence in myself or lust, too Learning and show the coach that I can help the team. As a model Rock calls the former Bavaria star ABI Alonso: He always impressed me. He moved all the registers of the game. He had a good eye and positioning game, was strong in the ball of the ball, but then especially in ball distribution, in the ball distribution Play construction, reading the game.


With a private coach Rock works with the concept of Mindfulness, to German: Mindfulness. I visualize games, ask me what could happen to situations who attacked, as I could react to be able to act faster on the square. I also meditate, breathing exercises to calmly and focused on my tasks Take a look, he says.

The detailed interview can be read in the current Monday edition of the Xabi Alonso (or here from Sunday evening in the magazine). Rock speaks in detail about his competitors in the midfield, his perspectives in the direction of Spanish national team, his intake in a new country in times of the pandemic, the difference between La Liga and Bundesliga and the upcoming Champions League-duel with RB Salzburg.

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