Focused on the Bundesliga. Following defeat in the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Thursday, RB Leipzig come to their final home game of the season against FC Augsburg this Sunday (19:30 CEST). Three points is the only thing on the team’s agenda, as they look to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
RBL head coach Domenico Tedesco spoke to the press on Friday, answering questions on topics like his side’s Europa League exit and the important league game on Sunday.
Domenico Tedesco on...
... semi-final defeat in the Europa League:
“We were massively disappointed after losing out in Glasgow, that’s for sure. Everyone was hurting.
Now we need to put it behind us as quickly as possible and get back in track. We still have three massive games to go, and we can still do a lot. We need a game-by-game mentality for these last three matches.”
... the race for the UCL places:
“Unfortunately, we don’t have qualification in our own hands anymore, but what I can promise is that we’ll do everything we can to get the job done.”
... FC Augsburg:
“Augsburg are a tough opponent – we know that from our first game against them and much more besides – but we know what we need to do to deal with them. We want to go all-out for our fans in the final home game of the season, win the game and keep the race for the UCL places on.”
... the latest team news:
“We’ll make some late decisions in terms of personnel. We need to see who is fresh and ready, both physically and mentally. Luckily, we didn’t have any new injuries in the Rangers game, or since then.”