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RB Leipzig travel to Paris to play PSG on Tuesday in a pivotal game in their Champions League campaign. It is also a return home for Christopher Nkunku who started his career with the Parisian juggernaut. As a young player he found it difficult to get minutes and pushed for a move that has turned him into one of the most wanted attackers in the world.
"I needed more game time and I wanted to grow," said Nkunku to Kicker magazine. "I made the right decision."
Since leaving he has featured under both Julian Nagelsmann and now Jesse Marsch, who sees him as one of the brightest stars in both the team and the league as a whole. Nkunku has lit up the scoreboard, notching four goals in seven league games and an additional four in the Champions League. His performance has been one of the best parts of a Leipzig season that has proven to be rather difficult. However, Nkunku may be making himself indispensable in the transfer market as well.
"He's still young but he wants much, much more," said manager Jesse Marsch. "As a coach, it's always nice to when you speak to a player and he listens to what you're saying, then implements it in his game. All I can say is this man has no weaknesses."
Leipzig are hoping that Nkunku betters their chances in the Champions League as they have lost their first two matches against Manchester City and Club Brugge. Another loss will more than likely see them dropping out of contention for the round of 16 and make Europa League qualification that much more difficult.
Nkunku will be important to their progression and to Marsch's plan to continue the growth of the East German club for the rest of the season.