Naby Keïta Struggling with Increased Pressure at RB Leipzig

The young midfielder faces a learning curve as his star rises and he becomes more of a target. Naby Keïta has become something of a marked man for RB Leipzig, with domestic opponents in particular looking to provoke the 22-year-old Guinean star—often successfully in recent weeks. Red cards and sub-par performances have been the result, but his manager says it’s all part of the learning experience.
"This isn’t something that worries me,” Ralph Hasenhuttl told Kicker this week when asked about Keïta’s often unsteady, frustrated performances in recent weeks. “We have to be careful not to stigmatize the player as he's obviously a player who opponents will now try to provoke, but he is learning this lesson."
After being named the Bundesliga’s second best last year, Keïta was always going t...

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