RB Leipzig coach Marco Rose admits his facet face an uphill activity after being hit by accidents forward of their Champions League return conflict towards Manchester City.
The Bundesliga facet have travelled to the Etihad Stadium for the second leg of their last-16 tie with simply 17 outfield gamers.
Key midfielders Christopher Nkunku and Xaver Schlager are among the many absentees for the German outfit, who battled again to say a 1-1 draw within the first encounter final month.
Rose stated: “We played against the opponent a few weeks ago and we know what to expect but it sounds easy in theory. In practice against City it is a different ball game.
“The first half in Leipzig was bad. Our defence wasn’t too bad but we hardly had any possession, that was the main issue.
“We want to be more intensive when we defend, meaning we will have a bit more possession, but once we have the ball we need to be a bit more responsible as well.
“If we only press it will open spaces for them, but if we just defend and don’t attack we will concede at some point.
“We need to find the right balance, we need a lot of confidence and courage, and we will need our best match this season.”
On the constructive facet for Leipzig, Spain ahead Dani Olmo is again in competition having returned from a six-week lay-off in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.
“Dani coped pretty well with the injury,” stated Rose, whose facet are third within the Bundesliga. “He is still recovering but he will definitely be a factor in this game, for 25 or even 30 minutes.
“Dani will not be the Dani that we know but he will be of benefit to us, so we are happy that he is coming back.”