RB Leipzig coach Marco Rose mentioned final season’s 7-0 thrashing by Manchester City was “history” as the 2 sides put together to satisfy once more within the Champions League in Germany on Wednesday.
City’s rampant victory in its house leg of the final 16 tie, with Erling Haaland scoring 5 objectives in 60 minutes, was one of many English aspect’s key victories on the best way to successful the Champions League for the primary time final season.
“It wasn’t part of the preparation for the game, because it’s history,” Rose mentioned in Leipzig on Tuesday.
“Everything came together for them in that match and of course we were hugely dissatisfied with the size of the result.”
“But we’re in a new season and we’re doing pretty well right now.”
Leipzig has received seven of 9 video games in all competitions this season and are available into the match contemporary from a 2-2 house draw with German champion Bayern Munich.
Rose mentioned his aspect may draw positives from the house leg towards City final season, the place Leipzig fought arduous to attract 1-1.
“We know that we played very well at home and for that to happen again tomorrow, we have to run a lot and we have to suffer.”
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Rose mentioned “yes” when requested if City was the most effective aspect on the planet.
“But that doesn’t help us and it doesn’t help City,” he added. “It’s football and we will play 11 against 11. We know City’s quality. We will need a top performance and a slice of luck.”
City comes into the match in a uncommon run of poor type, having misplaced two video games in a row for the primary time since January. The English champion can be lacking midfielders Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva.
Rose nonetheless praised City’s squad depth, saying “Even when de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva are missing, then in comes (Mateo) Kovacic, then in comes Phil Foden, who has developed really well.”
Rose mentioned he was wanting ahead to seeing Josko Gvardiol, who moved from Leipzig to City in the summertime, calling the Croatian centre-back “a great player and a great guy.”
The Leipzig coach confirmed wing-back Benjamin Henrichs will miss the conflict via harm, whereas Spanish worldwide ahead Dani Olmo can be dominated out as he continues his restoration from harm.
Former Chelsea ahead Timo Werner is nonetheless set to make a return from a again criticism.