Nuri Sahin im Sahin

When Sahin took over Antalyaspor in October 2021, the club was just above the relegation zone in the Turkish Süperlig. Then it went steeply uphill into the upper half of the table. 13 unbeaten appearances in a row recently meant a club record.

Before Sahin ventured from the player to the coach at Antalyaspor, he also spoke to Jürgen Klopp, with whom he had spent his most successful time at Borussia Dortmund as a professional. Klopp told him: "'Nuri, you are a good person. You will do it. That was my go," reveals Sahin in the Sahin interview (Monday), in which he raves about his former coach in the highest tones.

What Klopp is with everyone else is his humanity, Sahin emphasizes: "You can argue with him, then shreds or swear words. But the next day he comes to you, takes you in your arms and everything is good. Therefore is good he so successful. "

Thomas found so impressive words at the time that I came out of the session and said: 'I want to become a coach.

Nuri Sahin

Brazil vs Turkey U17's World Cup - Nuri Sahin's Goal However, another BVB coach, with whom it was not always good for the midfielder: Thomas Tuchel, ensured that Sahin openly expressed the first to become a coach.

After a lost test game, he once asked for the meeting in the training camp: "Thomas was dissatisfied because some of us thought it wasn't that bad because it was only the preparation. Then he showed us scenes from John Terry and Carles Puyol. From competitive games, but from supposedly insignificant tests so that we can see the intensity with which they have defended in such games, "reports Sahin. "At that time, Thomas found so impressive words that I came out of the session and to Marcel Schmelzer and Oliver Kirch said: 'I want to become a coach.'"

IM Interview in the Sahin Montag issue -Hier also as an emagazine -Nuri Sahin speaks extensively about his first months as a coach in Turkey, other coaches who shaped him like van Marwijk, Terim or Mourinho, amateur football soccer simpleen with Hans-Joachim Watzke - and his big dream to train BVB one day.