Dominik Szoboszlai and Konrad Laimer expressed hopes that their team could build upon Tuesday's success during their post-match interviews on Tuesday evening.
Interim trainer Achim Beierlorzer also gave availability updates ahead of the final phase of the Bundesliga's 2021/22 "Hin-runde".
Two massive wins in the Champions' League weren't enough to save Jesse Marsch's coaching regime. Despite suffering blow after blow related to COVID, Germany's Saxon Red Bulls were able to pull off two consecutive UCL group stage victories. A 5-0 thrashing of Brugge and a 2-1 over city before empty stands in the Red Bull Arena proved sufficient for RB to improbably rescue an Europa League referral out of the 2021/22 competition's "Group of Death".
"We set out to have fun playing football," Konrad Laimer said afterwards, "We found a good mixture of defending deep and creating good switching situations. We'll need to pick up again where we left off today."
Laimer supplied the assist on Dominik Szoboszlai's opening goal. The fact that the two high caliber players, both of whom most virtually all of last year with injury, could indeed be an encouraging sign for a team that never developed a coherent identity after losing their head-coach, captain, and main defensive anchor this past offseason.
"Of course, we ask ourselves why we can't always play like this," Szoboszlai noted in his post match interview, "We can play really badly, but today we also showed that we can play really well against a top opponent."
The final phase of the 2021/22 Hin-runde will see Leipzig play Gladbach, Augsburg, and Bielefeld in the league over the next twelve days.
Interim trainer Achim Beirlorzer indicated that Willi Orban and Amadou Haidara might be available to the club in time for the weekend. Yussuf Poulsen and Dani Olmo definitely remain out for the duration of the calendar year.
After dismissing trainer Marsch (who hadn't even been able to lead the team on the sidelines in his final three matches in charge), the club promised a new appointment "promptly".
It should be noted that chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff also promised to appoint a new sporting director "promptly" seven months ago and has still not done so.
|1||Péter Gulácsi (C)|
|22||Nordi Mukiele ↪79|
|16||Lukas Klostermann ↪46|
|27||Konrad Laimer ↪63|
|10||Emil Forsberg ↪79|
|17||Dominik Szoboszlai ⚽|
|33||André Silva ⚽ ↪86|
|21||Brian Brobbey ↩79|
|2||Mohamed Simakan ↩46|
|35||Solomon Bonnah Owusu|
|39||Benjamin Henrichs ↩79|
|14||Tyler Adams ↩63|
|26||Moriba Kourouma Kourouma ↩86|
|6||Nathan Aké ↪87|
|17||Kevin De Bruyne ↪87|
|26||Riyad Mahrez ⚽|
|47||Philip Foden ↪46|
|7||Raheem Sterling ↩46|
|3||Rúben Dias ↩87|
|56||Conrad Jonathan Egan Riley|
|80||Cole Palmer ↩87|