Red Bull Leipzig captain Dominik Kaiser admits the excitement within the squad is high as they prepare for their first-ever Bundesliga clash at the Red Bull Arena.
Their home ground debut in the German top flight is expected to pull a capacity crowd in Leipzig this weekend when they face a club a century older than them, BVB Dortmund.
Founded in 2009 in the fifth tier, the club has risen swiftly through the divisions in the German football league pyramid with a team comprised of mainly young up-and-coming talents from around Europe.
“As a team and as a city, we’re looking forward to our first Bundesliga match on home turf,” Kaiser told reporters at the pre-match press conference. “It’s a huge one for the first home game.”
The former TSG Hoffenheim midfielder says Leipzig will not be intimidated by last season’s runners-up in the league and they are confident of putting up a good performance for their home fans.
“We’ll be in great shape and will look to be compact and aggressive against BVB, just as we were at Hoffenheim,” Kaiser added.
“I’m certain we can get something on home turf, even if it’s a tough test. We don’t need to hide from BVB.”