RB Leipzig - Hertha BSC

Germany: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig L. Klostermann (24), M. Halstenberg (63), P. Schick (68)
Red Bull Arena2-2
Hertha BSC M. Grujić (9), K. Piątek (Pen. 82)

Julian Nagelsmann slams 'schoolboy defending' after RB Leipzig's 2-2 draw with Hertha

By Rune Gjerulff

Julian Nagelsmann wasn't satisfied with RB Leipzig's performance in their 2-2 draw with Hertha on Wednesday.

Julian Nagelsmann with Hertha coach Bruno Labbadia.
Julian Nagelsmann with Hertha coach Bruno Labbadia.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche/POOL via Picture Point

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann slammed his side's 'schoolboy defending' after Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Hertha BSC.

Hertha took the lead after nine minutes when Marko Grujic headed home a corner before Lukas Klostermann leveled the score midway through the first half.

Having been reduced to 10 men when Marcel Halstenberg was shown a second yellow card after 63 minutes, RB Leipzig still managed to take the lead through Patrik Schick, but his goal was cancelled out by a penalty from Krzystof Piatek.

"We have to learn at some point that we can't always fall behind," Nagelsmann complained after the game and added:

"They scored from a corner after some schoolboy defending from us. That made it difficult for us, because we had to be careful not to get hit on the counter.

"We managed to even the score and started well in the second half, but then received an unnecessary red card. In the end, I'm happy that we got a point out of the game, but I wasn't pleased with the performance at all."

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