Three points to end the season: In the final game before the end of the 2019/20 season, Leipzig will travel to play FC Augsburg at the WWK Arena. Kick off is on Saturday at 15.30 CEST.
At today's press conference, Coach Julian Nagelsmann spoke about...
Julian Nagelsmann on...
...loans set to run out:
- "We'd love to keep Angelino and Patrik Schick at the club, as I've said before. We're in talks with Manchester City and AS Roma at the moment but there's nothing new to report there. Both players have proved to be very important to the club, despite not having been here for every long. I've never seen anyone settle in as quickly as Angel did here, and we'd love to have him playing for us in the future. We hope that we can come to some sort of agreement soon but it's not easy."
...his first year as coach of RB Leipzig:
- "I've learned that a few draws that you just couldn't quite turn into wins can really cost you, but that's the same for any big club. We know that we still have a long way to go, not just as players but as a coaching team too - nobody's perfect though. We're happy that we managed to secure Champions League qualification once again, because it's not a given for us a club that that's going to happen. It's our job now though the make sure that it is a given year on year.
The season has been anything but easy given the Corona pandemic. It's been a long and winding road but the players are finally at the end of it. Neverthless, we're happy with what we've achieved. We want to go out there against Augsburg and get the win in order to secure third place. That would mean we finish behind Dortmund and Munich, but above Gladbach and Leverkusen, which would be good for us. Our players know what they have to do out there."
- "Augsburg have some great players, not only going forward but in defence too. We've prepared for that as we always do, and we haven't been training any less just because it's the final game of the season. We had a good 11 vs 11 session on Thursday, and I've already decided on seven spots in the team."
the loss against BVB …
- "I regret not starting Dani Olmo against Dortmund. He was a little tired so I decided to put him on the bench. But as soon as I brought him on he showed a great will to win, which was really pleasing to see as a coach. He's developing well as a player, he's quick, has a high footballing IQ and he always wants to win. He's one of those that just can't stand to lose, a bit like his Spanish counterpart at left back."
+++ Personnel-News +++
- Marcel Sabitzer will not be available against FCA after suffering a knock to his knee against Dortmund.
- Emil Forsberg is also a doubt for the game after bruising his tibia. He will be assessed ahead of the match and a decision will be made as to whether he can play.
- Patrik Schick is alos a doubt for the game with a knee problem.
- Hannes Wolf had successful surgery. He's not in the frame for the final game of the season, however.
- Ademola Lookman is back in team training and could be an option for the game.