Speaking to Bild ahead of RB Leipzig’s DFL Supercup against Bayern Munich, Kevin Kampl discussed the strength of their opponents and importance of winning the cup.
“The game is very special,” said Kampl. “You only have one game and it’s about everything. Anything can happen. Of course it would be a huge thing for the club, the team and the fans if we beat Bayern in our stadium.”
Bayern Munich have lost Robert Lewandowski and Niklas Süle this summer but have signed Sadio Mané and Matthijs de Ligt, the Slovenian midfielder added: “They’ve improved a lot. They’ve also brought in Noussair Mazraoui and Ryan Gravenberch. I’ve played against both of them and I can say they’re really good players who will also strengthen Bayern.
“I don’t think they’ll get any worse after Lewandowski’s departure but I think they will play differently because they don’t have Lewandowski up front anymore, who scored 40, 50 goals a season.
“I think they’re becoming more variable in their game, in terms of tactics and formation. Maybe an untrained striker will play at the top. As I know Julian [Nagelsmann], he will have tricks there. But we’re playing at home and Bayern have had a difficult time here before.”
RB Leipzig host Bayern Munich in the Supercup on July 30.