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Rose almost alone at home: 13 RB internationals on the road

Leipzig coach Marco Rose (l) and Leipzig's Timo Werner (r) after the match / Photo: Tom Weller/dpa/Archivbild
Leipzig coach Marco Rose (l) and Leipzig's Timo Werner (r) after the match / Photo: Tom Weller/dpa/Archivbild

Marco Rose will have to do without 13 RB Leipzig internationals during the international break. Unlike usual, however, Timo Werner remains at Cottaweg. The international striker, like David Raum and Lukas Klostermann, was not nominated by national coach Hansi Flick, but Benjamin Henrichs is allowed to play. This allows Rose to work intensively with the trio. Rose is relaxed about the non-nominations. "It goes fast again and again, in the national team is just a high dynamic in it," said the 46-year-old.

Also the situation with the since 726 minutes goal-less Werner he would not like to overestimate. "He has a phase where things do not go easily from his foot. He must show himself, assert himself. Timo has the opportunity to work his way into the team with us and then again also be a topic for the national team," said Rose about the homework of Werner, who, according to sports director Max Eberl, should "scale back a bit" in his own expectations.

The Slovenian Benjamin Sesko, successful at Union Berlin with a double pack, has arrived as a newcomer just as well as the Dutchman Xavi Simons, who scored the 1:0 in Köpenick with a dream goal. Both have been seconded to their national teams for the European Championship qualifiers, as has Belgian Lois Openda, who has also scored in the Bundesliga. They all got last like also the Dane Yussuf Poulsen the preference before Werner.

For the Austrians around national coach Ralf Rangnick are the Xaver Schlager, Christoph Baumgartner and Nicolas Seiwald nominated. For Spain Dani Olmo runs up. For Hungary, RB keeper Peter Gulasci is set to make his comeback after tearing his cruciate ligament, along with defensive boss Willi Orban. Emil Forsberg continues to be a reliable figure for the Swedes, while Castello Lukeba is nominated for the French U21s.

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