Since joining RB Leipzig from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, Christopher Nkunku has enjoyed life in the Bundesliga, playing 10, scoring three and creating four for Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig.
The 22-year-old discusses the differences between Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga: “The main point is the difference in intensity. I very rarely see players walking on the pitch, or not concentrating,” said Nkunku. “Everyone is sprinting all the time, every action is carried out with intensity. That’s what has struck me most. The tactics are slightly less important in the Bundesliga; every action is carried out with high intensity – be it to win the ball back, create a chance.”
Nkunku played alongside Neymar at PSG, telling Bundesliga.com: “They’re great competitors. They’re obsessed with winning. That’s how we win. In terms of football, their style of play was hugely impressive. It was always good fun training together and playing together with them.”
The Frenchman spoke to fellow compatriots Ibrahima Konate, Dayot Upamecano, Nordi Mukiele, before deciding on RB Leipzig: “They spoke to me at length about the club. We spoke about how previous years have been and plans for the new year. They were already here so they knew everything. That’s why I listened to them.”