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Ruben Vargas: 'We need to step it up a notch in attack'

By Rune Gjerulff

Ruben Vargas and Augsburg are striving for offensive improvement after having failed to score in their first two league games of the season.

Ruben Vargas (left).
Ruben Vargas (left).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Ruben Vargas says Augsburg know they must improve offensively after taking just one point from their first two Bundesliga games of the season without scoring a single goal.


"The whole team knows we need to step it up a notch in attack, and I too am aware of this," said the winger ahead of Saturday's clash with Bayer Leverkusen.

"I know what my job on the pitch is and on what my performance will be measured. I try to help the team as best as possible, and I include my defensive responsibilities in that."

After falling to a painful 0-4 defeat against Hoffenheim on matchday one, Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl was happy to register a clean sheet in last week's 0-0 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt.

But, like Vargas, he still sees plenty of room for improvement attacking wise.

"For us, it's about developing with each game. We kept a clean sheet and were strong defensively in the last game. Now we want to improve in the attacking phase and score more goals," said the coach.


Augsburg
(4-2-3-1)
1Rafał Gikiewicz
2Robert Gumny ↩84
4Reece Oxford
19Felix Uduokhai (C)
22Iago
8Carlos Gruezo ↩76
30Niklas Dorsch
28André Hahn ↩84
20Daniel Caligiuri ↩67
16Ruben Vargas
7Florian Niederlechner ↩76
Bench
40Tomáš Koubek
11Michael Gregoritsch ↪76
27Alfreð Finnbogason
3Mads Pedersen ↪76
26Frederik Winther
32Raphael Framberger ↪84
17Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee ↪84
24Fredrik Jensen ↪67
41Tim Civeja
Leverkusen
(4-2-3-1)
1Lukáš Hradecky (C)
30Jeremie Frimpong
6Kossonou Odilon
4Jonathan Tah
5Mitchel Bakker ↩84
20Charles Aránguiz
25Exequiel Palacios ↩65
19Moussa Diaby ↩84
10Kerem Demirbay ↩81
7Paulinho ↩65
14Patrik Schick
Bench
40Andrey Lunev
17Joel Pohjanpalo
31Amine Adli ↪84
3Panagiotis Retsos
22Daley Sinkgraven ↪84
33Piero Hincapié
8Robert Andrich ↪65
11Nadiem Amiri ↪81
27Florian Wirtz ↪65

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