By: Oma Akatugba
Fifth-placed Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig takes on in-form Hertha Berlin in the German Bundesliga this weekend.
Both clubs have won four, drawn four and lost one game in the league this season and are also tied on the same points, 16, with goal difference there only differentiating factor
Last week RB Leipzig played out a goalless draw with Schalke meaning they have now recorded two back to back goalless draws, a first in their entire Bundesliga history
RB Leipzig goalkeeper, Peter Gulácsi when interviewed by omasports, right after his team’s goalless draw against Schalke 04, discussed his team’s shortcomings and areas he thought the team could improve upon before facing Hertha Berlin this weekend.
“We had a lot of missed and inaccurate passes, and it was our major problem going forward, and it cost us in the final third cause we had good situations to score goals.”
On the chances of making it to the UEFA Champions League for next season after missing out this season, the goalkeeper responded
“It’s a long season, with a very tight run up and we just have to focus on our self and pick up as many points as possible, it’s a tough league this season again so more than ever it’s important we focus on ourselves and get as many points as possible.”
RB Leipzig are expected to be without Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg who remains sidelined, but defender Ibrahima Konate returned on Wednesday night in their two nil victory over Hoffenheim in the Dfb Pokal Cup and is an option again should manager Ralf Rangnick wish to rest either Dayot Upamecano or Willi Orban
Possible Starting Line-ups
Hertha Berlin: Jarstein – Lazaro, Stark, Rekik, Plattenhardt – Darida, Maier – Kalou, Duda, Dilrosun – Ibisevic
Injured: Gersbeck (cruciate ligament), Kade (ankle), Torunarigha, Grujic (both fitness)
Manager: Pal Dardai
RB Leipzig: Gulacsi – Mukiele, Orban (c), Upamecano, Halstenberg – Sabitzer, Demme, Kampl, Bruma – Poulsen, Werner
Injured: Forsberg (groin)
Manager: Ralf Rangnick