Tedesco: We want to get the second finale
Domenico Tedesco can get a personal picture of the supporters of the current opponent. The coach of RB Leipzig will probably experience the joy of celebration of the faith of the Glasgow Rangers, because a delegation from them in the hotel, in which Tedesco has been staying in Leipzig since taking office.
Tedesco does not want to know anything about favorite role
The necessary peace and quiet, with which he will get in the mood for the semi-final first leg of the Europa League on Thursday evening (9 p.m., live! On Domenico Tedesco), which should not be at risk. And concentrated preparation is necessary. RB is acted as a favorite in the duel with the current Scottish champion, but Tedesco does not want to know anything about it when he was looking forward to it. Including the (missed) Champions League qualification, the Rangers have lost six international encounters in the previous season, "but you have to see how they have lost," said the 36-year-old at the matchday press conference on Wednesday morning. In addition, the traditional Scottish club "Borussia Dortmund knocked out of the competition in return, and that says a lot".
The RB coach awaits "a physically very strong team that makes it when you get involved with your game, can beat every opponent." The Rangers are "physically very strong and very strong over the wings", with Tedesco seeing a player, especially in left wing Ryan Kent, "protrudes". But Glasgow also had other quality players, which is why the lack of the injured center forward Kemar Roofe does not necessarily have to be an advantage for Leipzig.
But at RB they are confident enough after the successes of the past few weeks and months to go into the duels with the traditional Scottish club with great confidence. This is despite the fact that Leipzig played badly in the league last weekend and was defeated for the first time after 15 competitive games without defeat. "Not at all," Tedesco replies when asked whether he is worried about the mental and physical disposition of his team after the many English weeks and the many highlight games. "Playing every three days is a privilege that we have worked out," emphasizes the RB coach, who is more of the opinion that the hunting highlights inspire his team. The Saxons are already in the DFB Cup final, "and we want to get the second finale," says Tedesco. In any case, he assumes that his team is prepared to survive in the duel with the Rangers: "We have shown that we are able to set a highlight again after a highlight."
trio is missing blocked
Left -back Angelino also believes in the mental force that RB has built in the past few weeks. "We have been very good since January," says the left -back, "we are very pleased to have this chance. Because you shouldn't forget where we come from. Where we are now, that's amazing." The success story since January now wants to add another chapter. However, the Leipzigers have to do without Willi Orban, Mohamed Simakan and Kevin Kampl on Thursday, all of whom are blocked according to the 3rd yellow card.