The versatile Austrian midfielder was linked with a move from RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich, with the player admitting that Bayern contacted him. In the end, the negotiations fell through, and Konrad Laimer remained in RB Leipzig.
In an interview with Abendzeitung, Laimer talked about all sorts of things, but he mostly talked over his links to Bayern Munich and the differences between his former coach, Nagelsmann, and his current coach — Jesse Marsch.
When he was asked about his decision to stay in Leipzig, he simply said that the topic for him is finished. “I’m an RB Leipzig player, and I’ll just give full throttle for my club, everything else is in the past.”
It’s clear that Laimer has moved on after Bayern contacted him, and he’s only focused on Leipzig.
The Austrian also compared his former coach, Julian Nagelsmann, and his new coach — Jesse Marsch. Laimer said that the biggest difference is that the team is more behind the ball and is pressing more. He also added that Nagelsmann has a clear idea of how he wants to play football and that every team can benefit from that mentality.
The match against Bayern Munich
Leipzig hasn’t had a particularly good start under the new coach, but Laimer is sure if they play right, they can beat any team — including the Bavarians. Konrad said: “A win on matchday four would therefore be particularly important — and especially against an opponent like Bayern!”
Laimer also hopes that there won’t be any whistles against Nagelsmann, Upamecano, and Sabitzer.
“Each of them left on good terms and each did a lot for RB Leipzig,” Laimer said.
Today will be a true test for both sides, as Bayern’s wants to continue with the good form they’ve built up.