"We've got to put a good performance in"

RBL head coach Ralf Rangnick previews the home game against Hertha BSC | Lukas Klostermann, Dayot Upamecano and Emile Smith-Rowe are all out | Home end in the Red Bull Arena is sold out

Die Roten Bullen are looking for their first home win of 2019 in the Bundesliga on Saturday (18:30 CET) against Hertha BSC. 
Ahead of the match, head coach Ralf Rangnick discussed the upcoming opponents and the current squad situation. 

Ralf Rangnick on...

... the forthcoming match:

  • "Hertha have a good mix of defensive stability and courageous play up front. We've got to put in a good performance on Saturday - we want to. If we put our plans in action, then I'm sure we can get our first home win of the 2019
  • We have become more efficent and are scoring more goals from set-pieces. We have to start creating more opportunities ourselves, so that we have a greater chance of scoring even more goals."

... Timo Werner:

  • „Timo Werner is getting back to his best. He scored a vey important goal for us against Schalke. His form is improving and I'm convinced that he will put in a strong performance against Hertha - just like the rest of the team."

Team NEWS:

  • Lukas Klostermann suffered a muscle injury against Serbia and will miss the game against Berlin.
  • Dayot Upamecano is also unavailable for the Hertha match. It will be another three to four weeks before he can resume full team training.
  • Emile Smith-Rowe is training with the team in parts, and is slowly being given a bigger workload.
  • Yussuf Poulsen will rejoin team training tomorrow. 
  • Willi Orban, Diego Demme and Stefan Ilsanker have currently all picked up four yellow cards so far this season. 


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