From Meuselwitz to Manchester! RB Leipzig has reached Europe’s football elite within a very short time. That became clear around the trip to the Champions League game in England.
Before the group match against United, Sabitzer and Co. were allowed to “sweat” on the training grounds of United’s rival Manchester City on Wednesday. An accolade for the cops! The high-tech area (€ 250 million) is otherwise secured like Fort Knox, is reserved for the professionals of coach Pep Guardiola (49) and the youth teams. But for Leipzig, the Sheikh Club made two exceptions.
With pep power against Gladbach!
In order to prepare as best as possible for the top game at Borussia on Saturday, RB is extending their stay in Manchester until Thursday afternoon. Coach Julian Nagelsmann (33): “So the boys can sleep in and we stay in rhythm.”
In the morning there is a second time from the team hotel “The Lowry” to the “City Football Academy” (including 12 pitches with different grass heights, athletics stadium, hotel, shopping mall). Then the reservists train, the permanent staff is allowed to leave.
It was made possible by the contacts of club boss Oliver Mintzlaff (45) and sports director Markus Krösche (40) after Angeliño’s loan deal. And the great relationship between Julian Nagelsmann and buddy Pep Guardiola. Both know and appreciate each other. Guardiola once said: “We write a lot, talk about players and talents.”
Apparently also through training visits …