Emil Forsberg has been a constant for RB Leipzig since 2015 but now he has stepped forward as one of the team's leaders. On Friday afternoon he was a part of the fantastic second half which saw the East German club dispatch Stuttgart 4-0.
"We were really up for it and the fans' support made us even better," said Forsberg after the game. "We did a lot right tonight and deservedly won 4-0. It was as strong performance from the whole team. We had a great week behind us, trained strongly and it's just very enjoyable."
Forsberg, scored an impressive second goal just seconds into the second half. The passing between he, Christopher Nkunku and Andre Silva led to a finish from the Swedish attacking midfielder that finished off Stuttgart. It was his 48th goal for RB Leipzig and the first with him as team captain. Something that manager Jesse Marsch was very pleased to see.
"Emil is a super role model," said Marsch. "It was good that he was our captain today. He played very well and Szoboszlai is a young player with a lot of potential."
The pairing of Forsberg and the young Hungarian forward was the right combination for goals. Something that Marsch and Leipzig hope will continue moving forward. To his credit, Forsberg has maintained his position when many others have moved. Players like Timo Werner and Naby Keita have moved on to English success but Forsberg remains to guide a young Leipzig side to contendership in the Bundesliga.
Next up for Leipzig is a trip to Wolfsburg, a team that has notoriously given Leipzig problems. The two teams will be competing for Champions League positions so a win will be an important push early in the campaign.