The Croatian defender might be at Leipzig next year as well despite Premier League interest
RB Leipzig boss Marco Rose thinks that Josko Gvardiol will stay at RB Leipzig in the upcoming season as well. The Croatian defender was the goal hero as he equalized the match against Manchester City in the Champions League.
Marco Rose backs Gvardiol to succeed in basketball!
RB Leipzig managed to held off Man City at bay, drawing 1-1 with the Premier League champions at home. A big part of that was down to Gvardiol’s performance, especially in the second half. The Croatian managed to score in the second half as well as help Leipzig shore up their defense.
“Josko Gvardiol will be an RB Leipzig player next season as well,” he told TV 2 Sport after Leipzig’s first-leg draw with City.
“I am the coach and I am asking for that. He is happy here. He said he wants to play in the Premier League, but he didn’t say when.”
“Josko Gvardiol will be an RB Leipzig player next season as well”
Gvardiol scored a towering header in the 70th minute to bring the game level, which led to Rose jokingly saying that Gvardiol “should play basketball”. However, the former Dortmund boss was disappointed with their first-half showing.
“We should start to play and fight. It was a really difficult first half, 26 per cent possession isn’t enough,” Rose told BT Sport.
“We were too passive in every situation. They moved the ball and they moved us. We had no power.”
RB Leipzig will visit the Etihad stadium on March 14 for their return fixture against Man City in the Champions League.