“It’s time for our first win in Frankfurt!”

Head coach Julian Nagelsmann in the press conference ahead of the game at Eintracht Frankfurt


RB Leipzig head to Eintracht Frankfurt for matchday eight of the Bundesliga season. We’re looking for our first win at the Deutsche Bank Park. Kick-off is 18:30 CET.

Ahead of the game, our head coach Julian Nagelsmann spoke to the media about the upcoming game and team news. 

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... our next opponent, Eintracht Frankfurt:

  • "We haven’t had much success in our last two outings against Eintracht Frankfurt. We had a few chances, but we didn’t use them. RB Leipzig have never really performed well there. We’re yet to win. It’s time to change that. The boys know what they need to do.

    Frankfurt have always played in a different formation against us, so it’s difficult to predict their system. Obviously we have a basic idea, then we can react to different things. We’re definitely in a position to get our first win there. We’d love to do it!”

... a busy workload:

  • “2020 isn’t an easy year from a sporting perspective. But you could see in every game to date that we really wanted to win. There will come a time, though, when the players can’t take a game every three days anymore. That’s just human. A Champions League game is always something special, but when you play them in such a short space of time, it can get arduous. It becomes a question of your mentality.

    I’m totally satisfied with the boys so far though. They’ve all made steps in their development and in their feeling of togetherness.”

... Dani Olmo’s great performance with Spain:

  • “I’m really proud of Dani Olmo. He was the best player on the pitch against Germany on Tuesday. There were lots of different aspects to his game and he played some incredible balls. He could’ve scored a goal himself too. It was a really dominant performance considering that he hasn’t played many internationals. He just did unbelievably well and should be coming back with lots of confidence.”

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... the state of the Germany national side:

  • “As a German coach, Tuesday hurt for me too. But sometimes days like that just happen – similar to ours against Manchester United. One of those where Germany didn’t play well unfortunately, and Spain were at their best. They used every chance, they were so clinical. 

    The last positive thing I read about Germany was in 2014. It’s a really young side that doesn’t have the same experienced players. This young team still needs to learn to deal with criticism. Obviously it affects players when everything written about them is negative. When it’s all about how you aren’t playing well, it’ll make you play poorly.”

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