RB Leipzig - Hertha BSC

Germany: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig C. Nkunku (16), Y. Poulsen (23), N. Mukiele (45), E. Forsberg (Pen. 60), C. Nkunku (70), A. Haidara (77)
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Hertha BSC

Klostermann urges RB Leipzig to stay focused on themselves

By Rune Gjerulff

Lukas Klostermann has urged RB Leipzig to stay focused on themselves after a poor start to the season.

Lukas Klostermann and Edmond Tapsoba.
Lukas Klostermann and Edmond Tapsoba.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

Lukas Klostermann believes RB Leipzig must remain focused on themselves instead of looking at how their competitors are doing.

"I'm not interested in how far we are behind other clubs in the table," Klostermann told web.de ahead of RB Leipzig's clash with Hertha BSC today.

"We have to look at ourselves so that we can win games again. That's the number one goal. That's why it doesn't make sense to look at other teams. It's still very early in the season, too."

Despite the fact that 12th-placed Leipzig have taken just four points from their first five league games this season, Klostermann doesn't think their squad has been weakened too much by the departures of Dayot Upamecano, Marcel Sabitzer and Ibrahima Konaté.

"We have signed players who have the potential to step into their roles," said Klostermann.

"We didn't always do well as a team in recent games. We weren't missing individual qualities. We know we can do better as a team, and I'm sure we'll do better in the future."

RB Leipzig
1Péter Gulácsi (C)
16Lukas Klostermann
4Willi Orban
32Joško Gvardiol ↩55
22Nordi Mukiele
8Amadou Haidara
44Kevin Kampl ↩65
18Christopher Nkunku ↩74
10Emil Forsberg ↩65
9Yussuf Poulsen ↩65
31Josep Martínez
21Brian Brobbey ↪65
33André Silva ↪65
2Mohamed Simakan ↪55
39Benjamin Henrichs ↪74
17Dominik Szoboszlai
26Moriba Kourouma Kourouma
27Konrad Laimer ↪65
47Joscha Wosz
Hertha BSC
1Alexander Schwolow
29Lucas Tousart
5Niklas Stark (C)
31Márton Dárdai
42Deyovaisio Zeefuik
18Santiago Ascacíbar
6Vladimír Darida ↩46
21Marvin Plattenhardt
8Suat Serdar ↩83
10Jurgen Ekkelenkamp ↩59
7Davie Selke ↩59
32Oliver Christensen
9Krzysztof Piątek ↪83
14Ishak Belfodil ↪59
23Marco Richter ↪59
27Kevin-Prince Boateng
30Dennis Jastrzembski ↪46
2Peter Pekarík
17Maximilian Mittelstädt
34Cimo Röcker

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