Yussuf Poulsen (24) and Emil Forsberg (27) shoot RB Leipzig against HSV for the first time in the DFB Cup final in Berlin. After the 3-1 semi-final victory, the Bulls can dream of the club's first major title in time for the club's 10th anniversary. Yesterday's Poulsen and Forsberg striker are just two players who have witnessed the strong growth of RB for years.
review: In the 2015/2016 season he kicked both with Leipzig again in the 2nd league. Instead of going to Munich or Dortmund we went to Sandhausen or Heidenheim. In addition to Poulsen and Forsberg at that time already in the RB team: Peter Gulacsi (28), Lukas Klostermann (22), Willi Orban (26), Marcel Halstenberg (27) and Marcel Sabitzer (25).
The special: The ex 2.-Liga-Pros were all in the victory of yesterday's cup in the first eleven!
Coach and sporting director Ralf Rangnick (60): "He also shows how close the connection of many players is to this club and this city. I am particularly satisfied. Certainly only rarely or not at all in Germany."
Since 2012, Rangnick is the producer of RB, since then he has brought many young and very talented players to Leipzig. What started seven years ago in the 4th league has continued to increase every year. In the Bundesliga, Leipzig is third, showing sign of the second participation in the Champions League after 2017. Now entering the Cup final.
Rangnick: "For me, it is crucial that the team managed to improve again in the second half of the season. We had new entries in the winter (Haidara, Smith Rowe, Adams, ed) and players like Forsberg and Werner are getting closer to theirs best form. "
For the people of Leipzig, the triumph of the cup would be the culmination of a fantastic development. So far, no RB player has won the DFB Cup. However, coach Rangnick knows how it is done. In 2011 he won the pot as Schalke's coach (5: 0 against Duisburg).
Now it should work with Leipzig.
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