Things are also different: RB Leipzig proves at 4:2 against Hertha that the team can now bring home victories even without full-throttle football and enduring press.
Less glamour, for this reason ice cold in front of the gate and plenty of help from the referee: RB Leipzig celebrated the fourth mandatory game success in the 4:2 (2:1) victory at Hertha BSC “It also means not always playing with a fine blade,” stressed RB trainer Julian Nagelsmann after the “Battle” at the Berlin Olympic stadium. “It is also important not to play with a fine blade.” I don’t care if we play with a fine blade or a blunt blade. The main thing is to win,”said the coach, after his team had shot out the fourth victory at the Hertha in the fourth Bundesliga game.
The players saw it similarly. It was not our best game, but we are now making almost every chance a goal,”said stormer Yussuf Poulsen.”We’re going to make a goal out of it.” As a team, we work well against the ball. Then it is difficult for any team to play out chances against us,”remarked the strong Marcel Sabitzer.
The Austrian had achieved the important 2:1 for RB just before the half-time with a counterfeit shot. In fact, the Leipzig had not played out many chances, but Timo Werner (38). Handelfmeters/90.+1) as well as Kevin Kampl (86.) took the few opportunities rigorously.
Werner: We may have had the luck on our side
For Poulsen, the crisis talks with Nagelsmann and sports director Markus Krusche were decisive two weeks after the defeat in Freiburg. After that, the team finished the series with four wins and 20:5 goals. We suddenly had that greed again,”Poulsen said. And Nagelsmann also saw in his team against Hertha the “greed that she has already shown in the victories against Wolfsburg and Mainz”.
However, in the decisive moments the Leipzig people also stood by the referee Soren Storks (Velen). Prior to Werner’s 1:1 action meter, Herthas Karim’s Rekik had jumped at the ball from the shortest distance- a fair but also hard decision according to video evidence. In the 73. For a minute, Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer Herthas Niklas Stark broke his nose in a duel in his own duel with one punch and still got the ball against his hand. Here storks waived video evidence and penalty.
“Maybe we got lucky today on our side,” Werner assumed. The national player returned to the active positions of his eleven and achieved his season goals number ten and eleven. Surprisingly, he had also approached the penalty and not Emil Forsberg.” We have a circle of candidates in the place that explains this to each other,”said Nagelsmann and was extremely satisfied with the choice of the shooter.