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One of the most promising coaches in European football, Julian Nagelsmann will continue his development with RB Leipzig. Having been in charge of Hoffenheim since 2016, the move represents a logical progression for the 32-year-old.

Red Bull finished third in the 2018/19 Bundesliga season, sealing Champions League football for the 2nd time in their 10 year existence. This tactical analysiswill examine Leipzig’s pre-season performances and assess their tacticsahead of the new campaign.

Squad changes and possible line-up

As was typically the case at his previous club, Nagelsmann has stuck with his preferred formation of 3-3-2-2/3-1-4-2. With that said, the attacking box has shown fluidity and dynamism, as we will see later in this analysis.

Talented young defender Ibrahima Konate appears to be the favoured choice at the centre of the back three, playing the role of ‘quarterback’. Dayot Upamecano is expected to line up to one side of him, while Nordi Mukiele and Willi Orban are likely to compete for the remaining spot. Marcel Halstenberg and Konrad Laimer are perhaps best placed to start as the wing-backs, but Lukas Klostermann and Marcelo Saracchi represent viable alternatives.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi is almost certain to retain his place between the sticks. At the base of midfield, Diego Demme will need to hold off competition from USA international Tyler Adams. Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu has the capacity to provide cover across the back-line, as well in the pivot role.

If you want to read the full tactical breakdown of RB Leipzig’s season preview, head over to totalfootballanalysis.com or click HERE

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