Julian Nagelsmann hits out at Bundesliga scheduling after Hertha Berlin draw


Julian Nagelsmann hits out at Bundesliga scheduling after Hertha Berlin draw

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann has blamed the poor Bundesliga scheduling as the reason for his side dropping points against Hertha BSC, with the game ending 2-2.


Hertha Berlin had two more days of rest than Leipzig, and with Leipzig dropping points, they missed out on a chance to go level on points with second-placed Borussia Dortmund.


Bayern Munich's lead over Leipzig has now stretched to nine points.


Nagelsmann labelled this "the first "English week" for months", after his side had to play two games in the space of a week.


The Leipzig manager revealed that such questions regarding the match schedule were brought up in the meeting with the DFL before the restart, but "nobody was interested".


Hertha Berlin had played on Friday, when they beat Union Berlin 4-0. Leipzig played on Sunday, beating Mainz 5-0.


Nagelsmann did not put all the blame on this however, saying that at the start of the match, Leipzig defended "like a student team", and that they found it "difficult to get into the game".


This puts into question how other leagues will restart. Given the lack of team training, will sides be able to cope with the proposed intense June/July/August period of football?


Leipzig's next game will be on Monday June 1, whilst Hertha BSC's next game will be on Saturday May 30.