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Christopher Nkunku reflects on his first season at RB Leipzig

By Laura Brandt

RB Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku has looked back on his first Bundesliga season.

Christopher Nkunku.
Christopher Nkunku.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Christopher Nkunku emerged as an important player for RB Leipzig since his move from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, chipping in with five goals and 16 assists in 42 appearances so far.

In an interview with Sport Bild, the 22-year-old has opened up on his first season in Germany and reflected on the differences between playing for RB Leipzig and PSG.

"It wasn't always as easy as it looks now. At first, I didn't play the way I wanted to. I was unhappy with myself. Now, I want to take responsibility. But it's all due to hard work and not a gift from the coach," Nkunku said in an interview with Sport Bild and added:

"We're a young team and in the development stage. Many things are new for us. That's why we're sometimes not focused enough, although it shouldn't happen. We have to be at 100 percent af 90 minutes and more. But you can't compare Leipzig with Paris.

"Paris mostly have experienced players, who are at the end of their development. At RB, we need time to mature.

"At PSG, we were always very dominant, but Leipzig have to work hard for every win. The Bundesliga is much more balanced than Ligue 1. The coach demands that I keep a good overview and sense danger before things get out of hand. For example, I have to sprint longer and more often than in Paris," the midfielder explained.

Nkunku's contract with RB Leipzig expires in 2024.

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