‘People who’ve been with RB Leipzig for long are not here anymore': Yussuf Poulsen on dip after extraordinary season | Football News

‘Individuals who’ve been with RB Leipzig for lengthy are usually not right here anymore’: Yussuf Poulsen on dip after extraordinary season | Soccer Information


It was a unprecedented season for RB Leipzig final yr. The highest-tier German facet completed runners-up within the Bundesliga title race and made their first-ever UEFA Champions League semi-final look. Nevertheless, six months later, the workforce is already out of the elite European soccer event and is at present stuttering on the ninth place on the league desk.

Yussuf Poulsen, who has been part of the membership since 2013, feels the modifications the membership witnessed in the summertime switch window as the rationale behind the steep fall. 

Julian Nagelsmann, who made headlines for being the youngest supervisor after guiding Leipzig into the UCL semis, joined palms with defending champions Bayern Munich. The 34-year-old did not go alone and took ahead Dayot Upamecano with him. Central defender Ibrahima Konate made an even bigger transfer as he switched to Premier League, signing for Liverpool in the summertime.

“We had loads of modifications this yr. We modify our coach, we misplaced a few our top-performing gamers within the switch window in summer season,” mentioned Poulsen on a digital media-meet organised by Sony Sports activities Community

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Nevertheless, the Danish ahead is optimistic and hopes to see the workforce bounce again within the second part of the league. 

“I believe it is regular for a membership that is creating as quick as we have been doing. Individuals who have been right here for a very long time are usually not right here anymore and also you get some modifications, which takes a while to get to the extent that you’ve got already achieved.”

“We had a half yr the place we did not carry out nicely as we wished to however now we expect we’re heading in the right direction once more,” added Poulsen referring to the workforce’s commanding 4-1 win over Mainz final week. 

Poulsen additionally backed new coach Domenico Tedesco, who was appointed in December, to show issues round. “We have now acquired a brand new coach that we expect we’re quick getting used to. He is acquired loads of good concepts which might be displaying of. I believe the primary match after the winter break additionally confirmed that, though we have lots of people out resulting from corona, accidents and we could not fill out our bench with the individuals within the squad,” mentioned the 27-year-old, who has netted 4 targets on this season up to now. 

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Sharing his ideas on Covid-19 circumstances as soon as once more capturing, the Leipzig ahead termed the state of affairs to be “troublesome”, earlier than including “it’s the time we live in.” 

“It is simply not our workforce however the identical for all of the golf equipment. We’re in a extra restricted space and we see solely one another and have Covid assessments on a regular basis, so we’re extra protected,” mentioned Poulsen. 

“That is why when we have now one case, it is usually just one or two circumstances after which they’re despatched into quarantine however that is the truth we have now to handle. And I believe up until now, we have managed that basically rather well,” he added. 

Leipzig will tackle VfB Stuttgart of their subsequent conflict and will probably be hoping to safe back-to-back wins. 

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