Marco Rose (RB Leipzig coach, winner of Real Madrid 3-2): “It’s a big night for Leipzig, with Real Madrid as guests. We had a very good match. After 25 minutes with a 2-0 lead, it was clear that Real were also going to be there and bring their quality to the pitch, and then let it run sometimes. In certain phases, we have always defended diligently. In most situations, we had very good success in duels. Before the break, we were only attentive once. The 2-1 was to be expected.
In the second half we defended everything there was to defend. I don’t think we conceded so many chances in the game as a whole. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s how I feel. And then we counterattacked to make it 3-1. All in all, it was an open game at times in the second half, with Real also losing some energy.
I’m very happy with today’s performance (tuesday). I’m happy for the players that they were rewarded, that they believed in themselves. For the club, for the city too, of course. And yet, we know that we are no further ahead. It is also a fact. We now have a final in Warsaw against Chakhtior, and there we will have to try to take the last step. »