Despite the ongoing injury misery at German Cup winners RB Leipzig, new coach Marco Rose is not calling for an increase in the squad on the board level.

    “No, I don’t do it either, I don’t have to either, because of course I have to see how and where we stand, maybe we’ll get through quite well,” said Rose in Leipzig. During the international break, the 46-year-old only has five professionals available for training.

    After Konrad Laimer had an operation on his foot and the Saxon Bundesliga team will be absent until the end of the World Cup in December, Rose first wants to examine and analyze the situation. “It’s not that we don’t have enough players. It’s that we have intensive weeks ahead of us and you never know what’s going to happen. That’s the core issue. I think we can get by well with the size of the squad , unless we have other injuries.”

    After the Austrian Laimer, international Lukas Klostermann and the Spaniard Dani Olmo are also injured.

    “Then things sometimes add up, then at the end of the day some players have to play more – we don’t really want that, that we chase the boys into things that then bring us follow-up problems,” said Rose, adding: “Me Don’t open the debate either, the squad is too small. We’re small and we’ll see how we get through. That can also help us under certain circumstances.”