RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has a few more games to go before leaving for Bayern Munich and one will be the DFB-Pokal title game against Borussia Dortmund.
The Sweden international knows that his manager leaving is part of the game, but the squad wants to accomplish what would be a landmark trophy before Nagelsmann bolts for Bavaria.
“If you see the reaction we showed a few days later in the DFB Cup semifinal against Werder Bremen, the way we performed as a team and just how good the mood is among the team, then it shows that everything is fine,” Forsberg said to the DFB. “Julian wants to win, and we want to win. We fight for him, he fights for us. And we have a common goal: We want to win the cup. That’s the only thing that matters.”
Forsberg talked through how Nagelsmann addressed the team once his decision had been made to leave the club. Forsberg indicated that everything was done professionally and was accepted by the players.
“(Nagelsmann) had a conversation with us together with Oliver (Mintzlaff, CEO of RB Leipzig). That’s all it was,” said Forsberg. “We are all professional football players and know that transfers are a part of the game.”
As for Nagelsmann’s impact with the club, Forsberg noted how the team continued to get better.
“I think we’ve improved a little bit each year. This year in particular, we are even stronger in our play on the ball and find many more solutions in our build-up play as well as in the final third,” Forsberg said. “As a result, we should have actually scored even more goals.”