Actually I think thats why theyll struggle next season, assuming Konate leaves. Reason for them being in the title race is that they have a great defensive unit, the forwards just havent done all that well this season. You take away the starting CBs, I dont know if their replacements can replicate that level of success right from the off, and thats before accounting for Nagels leaving.To prevent the thread from getting derailed, let's move the current North-American-related discussions over to the relevant U.S.-soccer threads (or create a new thread if you guys want ).
Regardless of what we think of Jesse Marsch, at least Leipzig's squad is one of the best in the Bundesliga. At their very worst, they're the third-best team in the league, and despite losing Upamecano and possibly Konaté, they do have two young, promising defenders coming up to take their place in both Josko Gvardiol and Mohamed Simakan. That's the key for them: they have a pipeline of promising young players that come through and take the place of those who depart, which should ideally protect them from going downhill, though Dortmund have shown that this approach doesn't necessarily fully protect you.