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Nagelsmann not concerned with lack of goals from strikers

By Rune Gjerulff

It's not a problem that most of RB Leipzig's goals this season have been scored by defenders or midfielders, insists head coach Julian Nagelsmann.

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Seven games into his first season at RB Leipzig, Norwegian international forward Alexander Sørloth is yet to find the net.

In fact, just three of the club's 22 goals this season have been scored by strikers, but that's not a concern for RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann.

"It's not a weakness. Strikers are also there to set up midfielders. Our big strikers are like walls. It's their job to bring down the ball and lay it off," Nagelsmann told Bild and added:

"We often play with four to five midfielders. This means there is a much higher probability of a midfielder scoring.

"I don't care who scores the goals. The main thing is that we score. It doesn't matter much to me if it's a defensive player or a striker."

23-year-old left-back Angelino tops Leipzig's scoring charts this season, having netted five times in 11 games in all competitions.

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