Trainer Domenico Tedesco From the Football Bundesligist RB Leipzig sees his team in the favorite role in the DFB Cup. “We accept them,” Tedesco said before the quarter-finals at the second division Hannover 96 (18.30 / Sky and DFB Cup1). “For everyone, that would meanwhile a disappointment if we do not get the cup.”
Regarding expectations of RB it be “no problem, which comes from the outside,” said Tedesco: “We want to win all games themselves.” In the quarter-finals, defender Marcel Halstenberg could be used again. “It is definitely possible that he gets a few minutes in Hanover,” says Tedesco.
The coach warned, however, to underestimate Hannover. The team is not leader in the 2nd league, “but they score and play straight, like a first place in the 2nd league”.
Tedesco also addressed the lawn in Hannover, who had been very deeply deep in the league game against Holstein Kiel (2: 0) due to rainfall. He gave the team “deliberately asked if a place may be the reason that one does not reach a semi-final. I believe the question is relatively quickly answered,” Tedesco said. It makes a game “not easier”, but should “not be an issue and no alibi”.