RB Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch is under pressure after yet another loss, this time a 6-3 beatdown by Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League. The former New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg manager has pushed a positive message, deciding to focus on what is going well. However, the players are far more realistic about the performance, especially since it is all about the results in the German first division.
"Six goals is definitely painful," said veteran player Emil Forsberg on the result. "It's definitely a disappointing night for us. The pressure increases now but that doesn't change the fact we have a fantastic team. We have to learn from our mistakes."
Marsch's reliance on players like Tyler Adams and Dominik Szoboszlai to start the campaign has to be questioned. The American manager is close to both of those players, selecting them based on his own history rather than recent run of form. While Sozoszlai has done his best to live up to expectation, Adams has suffered, and his performance against Manchester City was the most glaring.
"We have a lot of work ahead of us," said Marsch. "It's a shame that we haven't found the rhythm that we were hoping for."
Marsch now faces a far more contentious game against Koln on Sunday. Another loss may put the pressure on Red Bull brass to make a move before the season is lost by the winter break.