"We'll need fight, determination and passion against Hannover 96"

Ralph Hasenhüttl previews the home game against Hannover | Jean-Kévin Augustin and Stefan Ilsanker missing with injury | Willi Orban suspended

RB Leipzig take on newly-promoted side Hannover 96 following the midweek fixture against FC Porto. Ralph Hasenhüttl previewed the fixture before Die Roten Bullen host Hannover at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday (15:30 CET). 

 I'm expecting a match that will be determined by the teams' mentality. We will have to show from the start that we want to win. It will be a tough battle, and Hannover are playing at a very high level, but I promise you the team will give everything they've got. 

We are yet to concede a goal from a set piece in the Bundesliga and that is a record I am intent on maintaining. We're coming up against a flexible opponent, who can quickly change their tactics and formation, so we'll need to defend well and use every opportunity to put Hannover under pressure. 

The team want to reward the fans following three really tough games. The crowd may have to carry us during phases of the game, but we are approaching it knowing we will have to show passion, fight and determination in order to win. 

Jean-Kévin Augustin will be out for between 7 and 14 days after picking up an injury against Porto.


Striker Jean-Kévin Augustin is missing with a thigh injury, while Stefan Ilsanker is still recovering after breaking his toe. 

Willi Orban is serving a suspension for his red card. 

Matchday 11
RB Leipzig


Nov 4th

Hannover 96
15:30 CET
Red Bull Arena , Leipzig

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