Schalke away! On Saturday evening (18:30 CET), RB Leipzig take on FC Schalke 04 in the Veltins Arena. The team will want to repeat last year's result and take three points back to Leipzig.
In his press conference, Julian Nagelsmann gave his thoughts on tomorrow's opponents.
Julian Nagelsmann on ...
... Schalke 04:
- Schalke usually play with a lot of intensity. They defend high up the pitch, tackle hard and put in the hard yards. David Wagner has been able to stabilise the team once again.
The crowd will be a factor too. Schalke's fans are very passionate and the team knows how to use this to their advantage. The game in London was a good test of our ability to deal with this."
... Preparations for the Schalke match:
- "We took the game earlier in the season into account when doing our preparation. We conceded two goals from set-pieces, and the loss was unnecessary. In recent weeks, we've been able to keep clean sheets. We want to do this on Saturday too!
It's about taking advantage of the chances given to us by Schalke's high press, and about finding different solutions. If we have to, then we'll play long."
+++ Team News +++
- Marcel Halstenberg and Konrad Laimer have both received four yellow cards. Both players are at risk of suspension if they pick up another booking.
- Konrad Laimer picked up a shoulder injury against Tottenham and is a doubt. A decision will be made tomorrow as to whether he features against Schalke.
- Tyler Adams is still out with muscle strain.
- Long-term absentees Willi Orban, Kevin Kampl and Ibrahima Konaté are still out.