A Scottish cauldron is waiting for RB Leipzig in the fight for the final in the Europa League against the Glasgow Rangers (Thursday, 9 p.m., live on RTL+).
“You will play differently at home. The audience here is fantastic, in a positive sense and is already whipping the team forward,” warned RB coach Domenico Tedesco on RTL-Mikro in the Ibrox Stadium. Such a backdrop cannot be simulated, said Tedesco, he tried to do to Schalke in vain before a game in Istanbul – the curious anecdote is available in the video.
Tedesco expects rooms
Tedesco expects more offensive Rangers than at the semi-final first leg in Leipzig. At that time, the rangers closed the Scots over long distances and walled, Angelino cracked the bulwark late with the redeeming 1-0. The RB coach is certain: “At some point we will get rooms.”
Midfielder Konrad Laimer is hot for the mood in front of around 50,000 spectators in the sold -out arena: “Tomorrow the Ibrox will burn. But we too are incredibly hot. We want to go full throttle and we will.” The Leipzigers won the first leg 1-0 a week ago and could move into a European Cup final for the first time in Scotland.