"We had hoped for more today"

Reaction from Ralf Rangnick, Emil Forsberg, Peter Gulásci und Stefan Ilsanker after the 1-1 draw against Düsseldorf

RAlf Rangnick:

  • "We found it difficult to find our rhythm in the first half. I'm most annoyed with the goal we conceded, because we gave them too much space. We had hoped for more today. Still, well done to Fortuna. 

    I can't criticise the attitude and moral of my team in the slightest. But the whole team must defend better. There are still negatives - while some players were very good, others are still not at the level they once were at."

EMil Forsberg:

  • „We had to do a lot to create chances, but didn't make the most of them. The goal we conceded was too easy for Fortuna, and the game ended in a draw as a result. We wanted to go into the international break with a win, but unfortunately that didn't happen. We'll have a look back at the game now, and come back fighting again in two weeks.“


Péter Gulácsi:

  • „We really wanted to win today and of course we're disappointed now. Fortuna were tough opponents who took everything out of us. The goal we conceded was again really unlucky, because the shot was deflected. Once more however, we showed how great our moral is and equalised. The match reveals just how much quality the Bundesliga has.

    Of course I would have loved to celebrate my hundreth competitive appearance for Leipzig with a win. Nonetheless, I'm still proud to be the first keeper to have reached this mark for the club.“

Stefan Ilsanker:

  • "It was a seriously tough game today and we fought until the end. We'll have to take a point though, as Düsseldorf did have a lot of good chances themselves. We know what we have to work on anyway. We have to be tighter at the back and be more clinical up front."


Bundesliga, Matchday 2
RB Leipzig


2nd September

Fortuna Düsseldorf
Attendance: 34,975
Red Bull Arena , Leipzig

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