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Nagelsmann blames ‘sh*tty’ scheduling for Leipzig draw

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Julian Nagelsmann suggests RB Leipzig could not get enough time to prepare for the match against Hertha Berlin due to the tight scheduling.

RB Leipzig missed the chance to claim the second spot on the Bundesliga table after being held to a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin at home on Wednesday.

Marko Grujic opened the scoring for the visitors just inside first ten minutes which was later canceled out by Lukas Klostermann. The Champions League quarter-finalists’ troubles magnified following Marcel Halstenberg’s sending off but Patrik Schick’s strike helped them salvage at least a point.

Last night saw Leipzig draw for the second time in three matches since the resumption of Bundesliga, having played Mainz on Sunday.

And Julian Nagelsmann insists the short turnaround his side are now having between games is the reason for their struggles.

“It was difficult to get into the game, which is normal; for us, it was the first ‘English week’ for months,” he said, as Goal reports.

“It wasn’t an ‘English week’ for Hertha. They had a four-day break. I don’t understand how the game is scheduled. Hertha play on Friday, we on Sunday and have our game on Wednesday.

“It is again the case that we get a really sh*tty game plan. That was addressed at the DFL meeting, but nobody is interested.”