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"We're looking to put out our best-possible team"

Coach Ralf Rangnick speaks ahead of Sunday's away match against Fortuna Düsseldorf | Kevin Kampl and Emil Forsberg doubts | Dayot Upamecano long-term absentee due to knee injury

On Sunday, RBL travel to play Fortuna Düsseldorf, who lie in fourteenth place in the Bundesliga table. Kickoff is at 18:00 CET.

Ahead of the fixture, Coach Ralf Rangnick gave his thoughts on Leipzig's upcoming opposition, as well as a squad update.

Ralf Rangnick:

  • "Düsseldorf are well equipped, especially up front, when you analyse their players individually. But if we play like we did against Dortmund after the first 20 minutes, we have a good chance to take three points - and we intend to win!

    We're looking to put out our best-possible team on Sunday and play aggressively with the ball at our feet. We want to push up the field from the back, and play high.

    In Hannes Wolf we've signed a player who fits us perfectly. He's been constantly improving and I can see him playing in almost every position up front. We're delighted that he'll be a member of our squad in the summer."

squad update:

  • Dayot Upamecano suffered a badly bruised left knee in Wednesday training and has been ruled out for a number of weeks.
     
  • Emil Forsberg and Kevin Kampl are doubts.
     
  • Bruma is still not ready to play after recovering from injury.
     
  • Amadou Haidara is still in rehabilitation training as he works on his return from injury.
     
  • Diego Demme und Ibrahima Konaté have accumulated four yellow cards this season. A yellow card in Sunday's fixture would see them handed a one-game suspension.
Bundesliga, Matchday 19
Fortuna Düsseldorf

SUN

27th Jan

RB Leipzig
18:00 CET
Merkur Spielarena , Düsseldorf

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