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RB Leipzig after win against 1. FC Cologne for a long time not enough

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Opponents dominated, gained game, advanced in the table – and yet not satisfied? At RB Leipzig Domenico Tedesco also provides public game analysis for new wind.

After 3: 1 (1: 0) against the 1st FC Cologne, combined with the temporary jump in four, the coach grimed more than he praised. Unlike his predecessor Jesse Marsch, who had been difficult to criticize his team even after weaker games.

Tedesco has internalized the goal of club leadership. And that is still Champions League participation in the next season. And that’s why the successes – it was the fifth mandatory game victory in the sixth game 2022 – only steps. “To summarize the whole game, it takes pairs more,” Tedesco said at the “Dazn” microphone.

The first half had been roughly as he imagined that, at least playfully. But there were too few goals. Except for Christopher Nkunkus wonderful free-kick for 1: 0 there was no score. “It’s annoying if you have five, six really good actions and then do not play cleanly,” commented Tedesco.

Many ball losses

His game idea of ​​a lot of possession of possession in the whole field, too and right but in the last third, the RB kickers have not yet internalized. Instead of looking for the free man, sometimes playing back to getting more people in and at the penalty area, was too often looking for imprecise risks through the middle. And the Cologne mostly defended mostly good.

“We had a few ball losses that were unnecessary, that can and we have to correct. There are no bad opponents now,” said Captain Péter Gulácsi, but also said, “We were clear in the possession of the ball, had a good positioning and goods Efficient. You can see that we have made a few development steps. “

Replace against march

That also see his teammates like that. “Slowly we are there again where we see each other and where we all tumble,” Defenseischef Willi Orban said for the first time in this form against March and his game idea. “The first half of the year we felt every ball only longins waxed forward and thereby lost many automatisms just in the game building. We have to kill ourselves again,” said the Hungarian.

With a lot of training, however, it will be nothing in the near future, because given the Europa League lots against Real Sociedad San Sebastián on 17 and 24 February and the DFB Cup quarter-final against Hannover 96 on 2 March stand for the Saxons Three English weeks on the program. And there are more on regeneration than on further development. Because RB also has a trophy win on the plan.