RB Leipzig will not send any national players to corona mutation areas during the upcoming international break. This was announced by coach Julian Nagelsmann on Wednesday. “We can say that we will not send any players to risk variant areas, so that a 14-day quarantine would be necessary afterwards,” said Nagelsmann before the game on Friday (8.30 p.m. /DAZN) at Arminia Bielefeld.
After the international matches, Leipzig will face Bayern Munich in the top Bundesliga match on April 3 (6.30 p.m.). Hence the travel ban in mutation areas, “so as not to have to do without players against Bayern,” said Nagelsmann. Basically, the decisions about sending individual players have not yet been made, according to Nagelsmann, the team management is currently working on “individual solutions”.
According to the coach, goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi and Willi Orban (both Hungary), Emil Forsberg (Sweden), Dani Olmo (Spain), Justin Kluivert (Netherlands U21) and substitute keeper Josep Martinez (Spain U21) have been invited by their associations.
National coach Joachim Löw has not yet named the German national team for qualifying for the World Cup. From Leipzig’s point of view, the defenders Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg would be particularly suitable.