Leipzig-boss: Midtvejsmesterskab have only symbolic value

Julian Nagelsmann find the motivation, but no premium in to see the team at the top of the mid-term bundesligasæsonen. For the first time in ten years tops, n

Leipzig-boss: Midtvejsmesterskab have only symbolic value

Julian Nagelsmann find the motivation, but no premium in to see the team at the top of the mid-term bundesligasæsonen.

For the first time in ten years tops, neither Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund the table when the League goes on winter break after the weekend.

That, in turn, makes RB Leipzig or Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Leipzig-trainer Julian Nagelsmann primarily sees the possibility of winning the German midtvejsmesterskab as an inconsequential side effect.

- It does not say much about the team. And the league will probably not give us a half cup, says Nagelsmann at a news conference Friday, according to dpa.

It occurs prior to the 17. round and small four-week kamppause exactly the halfway point in the season.

The 32-year-old succestræner concedes, however, that it can provide the motivation to be able to call themselves the "herbstmeister". So, for the first time in the club's history.

- Psychologically it is nice to be able to look at the table, and your own logo is at the top. It is motivating to keep fate in own hands, says Nagelsmann.

His team with Yussuf Poulsen among the players the topper row with 34 points. On the second place has Borussia Mönchengladbach the same number.

Storklubberne Bayern Munich and Dortmund have 30.

Leipzig has a significantly better goal difference than Mönchengladbach, the team can probably go on christmas vacation which came in second with a win at home over also formstærke Augsburg on Saturday.

Both teams have picked 16 points in the last six league matches.

Augsburg-player is Rani Khedira believes that Leipzig can keep all the way to the goal, as it often happens for this autumn's best teams.

- RB was and is my secret favorite for the championship, says the 25-year-old midfielder to sportbuzzer.de.

- the Team, the tribe has played together for years and have gradually become stronger. And the coach is one of the best and fits extremely well to Leipzig, " says Khedira.

He came to Augsburg from Leipzig in 2017 and get the Saturday reunion with a hungry bunch.

- The young people in Leipzig are hungry and want to prove themselves every week. Mentality can compensate for differences in quality, says Khedira on mesterskabskampen against Dortmund and Bayern, which together have won all the championships since wolfsburg's town triumph in 2009.

Just Wolfsburg must visit in Munich, 17. the betting round. Dortmund need to Hoffenheim and Mönchengladbach meet Hertha Berlin at stamford bridge.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 15:00

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