Football: “Try harder”: Rose takes reservists to task

Coach Marco Rose has made RB Leipzig's reservists responsible in the fight for the regular places.

Football: “Try harder”: Rose takes reservists to task

Coach Marco Rose has made RB Leipzig's reservists responsible in the fight for the regular places. "In the end, it's about me showing myself at the top level every day. That I push, that I try even harder, that I stick with it even more. That affects all players," said the 47-year-old before the Game at FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday (3:30 p.m./Sky). Rose mentioned Fabio Carvalho, Christoph Baumgartner and Benjamin Sesko by name.

Rose will probably hardly rotate at the bottom of the table compared to previous Bundesliga games. Emil Forsberg and Xavi Simons are currently first choice in attacking midfield, while Lois Openda and Yussuf Poulsen are in attack.

Rose demands more from the highly gifted Carvalho, who is on loan from Liverpool FC. “It was clear that he was something of a challenger given the quality of the squad,” said the coach. "Overall, he's doing a very good job. But we also played very well in Wolfsburg and were eliminated." RB Leipzig lost 1-0 to VfL Wolfsburg in the DFB Cup during the week and therefore cannot win the title for the third time in a row.

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