When RB Leipzig takes on hungry English soccer champions Manchester City (9pm/DAZN) on Wednesday, Jesse Marsh and his players can no longer surprise anything according to their own statements.
“We know exactly what kind of task it is, how difficult and quality Manchester City is,” said the RB coach. “But we think we also have a lot of quality in our team.” Marsh says the heavy 1:4 defeat to Bayern Munich at the weekend is over, and it could have a positive impact. Because: “I think we learned something, too.”
While preparing, he and his team watched Manchester City’s Champions League final loss to Chelsea (0:1) and all of the City’s previous matches from this season. “We put together a very clear game plan and communicated it to our team very well,” the 47-year-old said. “It will be a tough match again, but I think our boys will be ready and the schedule for the match is right.” His team must also have “some patience in time” at the Etihad Stadium.
Right-back RB wants to play without fear
After Leipzig’s poor start to the season with three defeats from four matches in the Bundesliga, Marsch is currently relying on the patience of the Leipzig management. RB leaders shouldn’t be worried even if they do the next defeat to Pep Guardiola’s star team. However, it is important to prevent another setback in Manchester. mitigation? Could. But Marsh stressed that his team would play without fear.
The focus on Wednesday night will be Angeliño, who is likely to play for RB from the start. “I never thought I’d play in a different shirt in Manchester again,” said the Spaniard, who comes from the Manchester City dynasty and was contracted there until 2020 – with loan deals and a one-year break.
Angelinho could not reign under Guardiola. “It will always be in my head,” the 24-year-old admitted before his comeback. “But I am very happy that I had the opportunity to switch to RB. Since I have been here, I have been very happy.”