Leipzig’s Sporting Director: Manchester City made us lose our reputation

Max Eberl, the sporting director of German soccer club RB Leipzig, spoke candidly about his team’s crushing 7-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Champions League, which was the worst loss by a German team in the history of the tournament. Although Leipzig had previously drawn 1-1 with Manchester City in the first leg of their round of 16, their chances at success faded quickly after their former player Erling Haaland scored for Borussia Dortmund, a club connected to Leipzig through coaching and player relationships. Eberl admitted that they lost face with their defeat and that the team deserved to be eliminated. In his words, the players are better than they appeared on the field, but they had no chance against Manchester City.