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Leipzig Not Happy with Performance Despite 2-0 Win

RB Leipzig kicked off their 2020-21 Champions League campaign with a convincing 2-0 win over Istanbul Basakeshir. Despite the result, manager Julian Nagelsmann was not happy with his team's performance. This coming after speaking with the media and saying that the results are what will matter most.

"We aren't 100 percent happy with our performance today," said Nagelsmann. "You could tell that some players were a bit tired. We did a great job in the first half but we let off a bit after scoring the second goal. We didn't really allow them any chances so, in the end, it's alright."

Wing back Angelino continued to impress by scoring both goals in the first half. The Spaniard who had trouble breaking the first team in Manchester City has proven to be an essential part of Leipzig's success at the start of the season. It is already his fourth goal in all competitions and his name is becoming common place among commentators.

Defensively, Leipzig has also impressed. Late goals plagued the East German club late last season but they have seemingly plugged the hole the start this campaign. Players like Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Halstenberg have found their defensive shape with players like Tyler Adams and Angelino providing the width for the offense moving forward.

"Angel is the kind of person who wants to play and always wants to win," said Nagelsmann. "Everyone on the team knows how uncomfortable he can get when the ball isn't at his feet. He never wants to stop playing, he's almost as bad as me."

Leipzig return to Bundesliga play on Saturday as they host Hertha Berlin at Red Bull Arena. The current leaders of the league will hope to continue their run of form and put distance between themselves, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. 


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