Not too greedy: Tedesco warns RB Leipzig in front of Bergamo
Domenico Tedesco does not want to hide that the first leg in the quarterfinals of the Europa League against Atalanta Bergamo has a certain particular character. After all, the coach of RB Leipzig is native Italians, at the age of three, he came to Germany. In this respect, Tedesco is particularly interested in the Italian series A, and that now in Bergamo is a counterparty from the land of his ancestors of the opponents, has his charm, but the 36-year-old wants to hang the topic not too high. “It’s a game of RB Leipzig against Bergamo and no Game Tedesco against Bergamo,” he said in the context of the Game Tags Press Conference on Wednesday, where he answered the questions of Italian journalists in their national language.
It is much more important than the personal component for the Leipziger Coach in the preview of the game the sporting aspects – such as the quality of the opponent or the chance that RB offers. “We have the opportunity in 180 minutes to qualify for the top four of the Europa League, that’s a really good story,” Stressed Tedesco. But in front of a possible semi-final is a very high hurdle in the opinion of the RB coach and its captain. “Atalanta is a very robust team,” also said Peter Gulacsi, “You have many weapons.”
RB wants to “get out the maximum”
In addition, the current Table sifted of Serie A has lit then especially away from abroad, which is why Tedesco’s view for his team is the following: “It’s the first of two games. We must not lose patience and not too greedy Waiting the right situations. ” And even if it was on Thursday against Atalanta (18.45, Live! On Tedesco) should not be a success, that would not be a drama yet. RB showed in the eighth final against Real Sociedad San Sebastian, that you can make a progress away from the RB trainer. After a 2: 2 in the first leg, the Leipzig had won in San Sebastian 3: 1.
Against Bergamo, RB is therefore certainly not an outsider, yet Tedesco warns in front of the northern Italians, which he calls “very physically” in their playing style. “Bergamo has beaten Bayer Leverkusen twice,” said the RB coach in retrospect on the secondary final. In addition, the team of his colleague Gian Piero Gasperini (64) in the group stage of the Champions League, the Atalanta in the Group F behind Manchester United and the FC Villareal as a third closed, “good performance shown”. Nevertheless, RB also wants to move from the Europa League “the maximum” (Gulacsi) and in the semifinals.
Leipzig still has to do without the attacker Yussuf Poulsen (muscle fiber rupture in the bar) as well as the two midfield actors Amadou Haidara (knee injury) and Tyler Adams (bruise). The latter is said to be a squad in the league game next Sunday against the TSG Hoffenheim. On the other hand, Benjamin Henrichs is available again after surviving stomach / intestinal infection.