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Nagelsmann 'left players alone' after Germany's World Cup exit

Speaking from Bayern's winter training base at Qatar's Aspire Academy in Doha, Nagelsmann said he decided to leave it up to his contingent of Germany players to discuss the nation's disappointing group stage exit. "I'm not much of a comforter. It's always a matter of choice," Nagelsmann said on Sunday. "I could talk for half an hour about the bad, sad World Cup. But (I try) to focus on what they can influence - in the present and in the future. I tried to limit myself to that."

Seven of Germany's 26-strong World Cup squad play for Bayern and all were on the field in the side's last match, as they were eliminated at the group stage for the second-successive World Cup despite a 4-2 victory over Costa Rica. Nagelsmann said he gave players the option of discussing the World Cup with him, if they wanted to.  

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