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Leipzig Scoring-Midfielder Sabitzer Speaks On Motivation, Long-Range Shots

Leipzig Scoring-Midfielder Sabitzer Speaks On Motivation, Long-Range Shots

RB Leipzig’s Austria international Marcel Sabitzer is one of the Bundesliga’s best all-round midfield performers and has answered Julian Nagelsmann’s call for more goals from midfield. He has so far netted nine Bundesliga goals from 31 games, and 16 goals in all competitions.

In a short video interview with Bundesliga.com the resourceful player speaks about his role in the team.

When you are fit, you always play. How did you get that trust from the coach?

“Firstly it’s because I’m usually fit a lot of the time, and when I’m on the pitch I can keep up a consistent level of
performance without too many mistakes. I’m one of the leaders in the side, I know that, I’m always going
forward and trying to help the team. And it looks like the coach has been convinced by that.”

Describe your overall situation in Leipzig for us?

“I feel good, I feel happy in the team and the club, the coach has confidence in me, he gives me confidence and
it’s fun to play. So it’s easy as a player to perform well when the team is playing well and when you feel that
trust. But I would also say I’ve developed a lot in a lot of ways and I’m very happy with how it’s going.”

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How do you score those beauties from outside the box?

“I always knew I had a good shot on me, with my right foot. I was unlucky a few times, but this year they’ve
been flying in. It’s fun to shoot from distance and my position helps me out there as I’m a bit further from
goal. But in the second half of the season that’s dropped off a bit, so I’m giving my best to try and keep
improving my scoring stats.”

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  • Pompei 4 years ago

    If you don’t shoot, you don’t score.
    Shooting from distance is something to be encouraged. Good things happen when you shoot, as long as you keep it on target. It could fly straight into the net. The goalie could fumble it into the net. Or fumble it down for your team mate to tap in. Or it could be deflected in, deceiving the goalie. Or your oppponent could handle it intentionally or otherwise, resulting in a freekick or penalty. To refuse to shoot from distance is to deny yourself of all these possibilities. Hope our players, especially our midfielders, are taking extra time in training to perfect the art of shooting from distance.

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