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RB striker Sörloth: "I put pressure on myself"
striker Alexander Sörloth from RB Leipzig has hardly noticed the criticism of his meager goalscoring result. «I don't read the media reports about myself. I learned this the hard way in Turkey. If I didn't score at Trabzonspor, then of course I wasn't good enough. But if I scored a goal, I was the king, ”said the Norwegian in an interview with the“ Leipziger Volkszeitung ”(Wednesday) and emphasized:“ I put the greatest pressure on myself. ” © Hasan Bratic / dpa The Mainz St.
Julian Nagelsmann seems to be on an island of bliss. The coach of Bundesliga soccer club RB Leipzig is currently not upset by anything or anyone. The freezing cold and the difficult training conditions due to the snow before the home game on Friday evening (8.30 p.m. / DAZN) against FC Augsburg - no problem. Moving the Champions League home game against Liverpool to Budapest next Tuesday - no problem. The ailing attacking performance of his strikers - no problem. There are solutions for everything.
The cold is countered with warm things and movement. The fact that you can play against Liverpool at all is a win. And if the strikers don't score, the defenders do it. This is an expression of team unity, said Nagelsmann on Wednesday during an online press conference.
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"You have to develop a certain greed to score goals as a troop and also develop a greed to prevent goals together," said Nagelsmann. He differentiates between attacking and defensive thinking players. “We have a good balance in our squad. Depending on the structure of the opponents, we sometimes have more defensively thinking or sometimes more offensively thinking in the first team on the field, ”reported the RB coach. The mentality of some players to enjoy a good tackle or a good ball win and to develop the spirit of necessarily wanting to play to zero would help the team in many moments.
He has abandoned his former claim of preferring to see a lot of goals and spectacles than to be happy about a clean sheet. “Meanwhile I'm also very happy about a 1-0, even more of course about a 3-0 or 4-0. Defending really masculine has its charm », said Nagelsmann. So it doesn't bother him if the strikers don't score as long as the points are still being scored. "And we usually got them," said the trainer.
That's what he hopes for from the Augsburg game. The opponent is very busy in his own half, has the smallest gaps between the team parts. “And they develop ball wins and a high counter quality from it. We're prepared for that, ”said Nagelsmann. They want to secure and consolidate second place. "If we win, we'll keep him," said Nagelsmann. After all, RB did not celebrate more victories in professional football against a club than against Augsburg - seven now.
Gladbach takes a look at the quartet of trainers: Eintracht coach Hütter with release clause .
It's good that Max Eberl took the entire January vacation. Work-intensive weeks await the sports director of Borussia Mönchengladbach . A new coach has to be found by the summer for Marco Rose, who is migrating to Dortmund. A list of potential successors has long been making the rounds. With Adi Hütter, a release clause could turn into a foal's advantage.