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Julian Nagelsmann : "We will not take this game lightly"

Published on 09 December 2019 at 11:24 AM
Julian Nagelsmann : « On ne prendra pas ce match à la légère »
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann and his captain, midfielder Diego Demme appeared in a pre-match press conference to answer journalists' questions.


"There are not a lot of changes from the match against Hoffenheim. There are no new injuries. (Ademola) Lookman will not be in the squad. (Hannes) Wolf is one of the eighteen players that we decided to take. We have a reduced squad compared to the league. Players are back and we took one more man, we'll see tomorrow who will not be included. It's hard to rotate. We have some essential players who will play tomorrow. Some will also have the opportunity to play because others will need to be rested. Important matches await us in the Bundesliga, it will be necessary to pay attention to that. We are already qualified but we will not take this game lightly. We want to win tomorrow because this can have an impact on the draw in the Round of 16. This also counts for the UEFA coefficient. We also want to beat OL to say that we will have defeated at least once each of our opponents. It's a tough group because all the teams still have a chance to qualify. On our side, we want to take all three points and deliver a good performance to complete the group stage. In the Bundesliga, we are always faced with tough atmospheres; we are not afraid of that. Last year, with Hoffenheim, there was a great atmosphere in Lyon but we silenced the entire stadium by scoring . We hope that the atmosphere will be hot too because it is always better for the players. We need emotions, intensity. We have an attractive way of playing, always playing on the front foot. Since we are in the culinary capital of France, I hope we will be treated to a match in good taste. OL's style has not changed completely since the first leg. This team is a little more stable, stronger, but there will not be many differences. "





"We will play to win. We want to finish at the top of the group. We lost points last time out but we had the opportunity to win the match. Tomorrow we will give everything to win. We think that OL will play in a very offensive way because they will also want to win. Lyon have very good attackers. Memphis Depay is -- for example -- a world class player. We will keep an eye on him, and not leave him any space. We have already played in France, in Marseille, in the past. This was the best atmosphere I have ever experienced at European level. Tomorrow, I expect the same type of atmosphere but we will rise above it "

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