After RB Leipzig's bitter 4-0 defeat in the Bundesliga away game at Eintracht Frankfurt, coach Domenico Tedesco is not looking forward to the top flight.
"You can only enjoy the Champions League when things are going well in the league," said the 36-year-old, referring to the group stage opener against Shakhtar Donetsk next Tuesday. "I think that's a shame, because we worked hard for it."
With just five points from five games, Leipzig, who put in a disappointing performance in Frankfurt, are only eleventh after five Bundesliga matchdays. "We are very sober," said Tedesco. "We have to talk about this performance. It was far, far too little. There was nothing positive at all."
It is important to quickly work through and tick off the game in Frankfurt. "We are professionals and have to do it. There is no alternative to that," said Tedesco. "We're definitely playing the Champions League - we can't postpone it."
The mood of the Europa League winner from Frankfurt before the premiere in the premier class against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday is completely different. "Now is the best time this year. We all thought it was in the Europa League final. No, now it's the Champions League! The first time in Eintracht's history," said Glasner, adding: "If If we didn't have enthusiasm now, then when?"