Simakan praises RB Leipzig coach Marsch

Tue 19 October 2021 | 13:39

The new summer signing has praised his new manager’s influence on the team.

Mohamed Simakan


Jesse Marsch

gives his team a “good vibe” as the

RB Leipzig

coach “is really there” for everyone and has a "lot of drive".

Marsch was appointed as

Julian Nagelsmann

’s replacement at the end of the last campaign, as the German is coaching Bayern Munich after his two impressive years at Red Bull Arena.

Nagelsmann helped Leipzig compete for the Bundesliga title and Champions League and Marsch is left with big shoes to fill. Simakan, however, is impressed by the influence the new coach has had on the squad.

Marsch gained top level at Red Bull Arena after helping their sister club Salzburg win back-to-back Austrian Bundesliga crowns, and because of his man-management skills, Simakan believes he has had a mark on his new side.

The French defender, who made move to Leipzig from Strasbourg over the summer, told Goal: 

"He is a coach with a lot of drive, who is there for his players and who helps us a lot to perform.

"For a player, I think that one important thing is to have a coach who has the ability to listen and he is really there for us.

"He really offers us a lot of solutions on many aspects that can help us to improve. He is a coach with a good vibe."

Notwithstanding his quick settlement, Leipzig have struggled for consistency at the start of the season. They are sitting eighth on the table after eight games, but their last display against Freiburg was an improvement and the new coach is confident that his side is on the right track.


It's true that the start of the season was a bit complicated. Now, we mustn't forget that there are new players, a new coach and that everything has to settle into a good rhythm,"

he said.

"We're starting to find our way with training sessions and matches. I think it's a question of time. Everyone has to get used to each other and get to know each other.

"From then on, our league season will go well because the team is really good and we have a great coach. I don't see why it shouldn't work."

Leipzig will go against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stage next.

The 21-year-old has also recalled frustrating Kylian Mbappe during their last meeting when he was at Strasbourg, adding: 

"It was a match with Strasbourg and we lost (4-0, in December 2020). But at one point in the match, we spoke and he said to me: 'you're always on my back'.

"I told him that it's normal because at the slightest hesitation he's going to go for goal. I mean, it is Mbappe! We all know that he is a world-class player, so you have to be on guard for the whole match."

source: SportMob

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