RB Leipzig has suffered major financial losses. “We are missing a total of 60 million euros so far, not counting the current year and the lack of viewer revenue,” said director Oliver Mintzlaff in an interview with the Leipziger Volkszeitung: “These are dramatic losses.”
The empty stadiums caused by the corona pandemic are “still very bitter for us and the fans. A match in an empty stadium is a tragedy. We all have to ask ourselves if the fans will all come back after the pandemic”.
The club did not correct the sporting goals despite the balance of 22 points from the first half of the season. “Our goal is to be a Champions League club,” Mintzlaff emphasized, but “we are really chasing this claim”.
He has overall responsibility and has also made mistakes, “otherwise we would not be tenth in the Bundesliga”. Mintzlaff described Jesse Marsch’s commitment as a coach “with today’s knowledge” as a “mistake”. He was a “really good trainer” with whom people wanted “back to the RB DNA”. “We failed in this step.” Also in terms of schedule, RB had to “act differently afterwards”.