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Rose addresses coming protests and rules out U19 call-ups

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

RB Leipzig head-coach Marco Rose spoke on the expected protests from the Gladbach visiting fan block during his Friday presser. 

The Saxon gaffer also explained why he might be carrying a light matchday squad against the foals tomorrow. 
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Max Eberl's move to RB Leipzig has essentially guaranteed that protests will follow the former Borussia Mönchengladbach sporting director wherever he goes. It's also virtually guaranteed that protests from the visiting fan block will come to him this coming Saturday afternoon. Some of the more combative BMG ultra groups have made their feelings both about him and their former head-coach Marco Rose clear.

Asked about the issue during a Friday press conference, Rose took the opportunity to lecture the media on their decision to give the story prominence. Rose acknowledged that he knew what was coming to town and called for some restraint in reporting on it.

"If you stop giving the subject a lot of importance in the media, maybe it will normalize at some point," Rose said.

Clearly somewhat ruffled over the broaching of the topic, Rose then reacted somewhat combatively when questioned about whether a breakout of illness in the RB camp would lead to him calling up some members of the Leipzig U19s for the bench squad.

"I'm not adding anyone because you have to earn it," Rose said with a noticeably caustic tone, "I don't see any U-19 player right now that we're calling up to the bench."

The Leipzig Juniors have never fully been a developmental squad in the sense that such teams are for other clubs. This is largely due to the fact that, as part of the RB system, Leipzig have plenty of feeder clubs (Salzburg, Liefering, and New York) to draw upon.

One such player from the pipeline - American youngster Caden Clark - has made Rose's last three matchday squads. With Rose carrying a light bench this weekend, the 19-year-old might be in line for his Bundesliga debut.

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