Oliver Burke showed that he is primed to make an even bigger impact for RB Leipzig in the second half of the season by scoring in their 4-0 friendly win over Scottish club Rangers FC.
Swedish international Forsberg is due to start a three-game ban this weekend, and Burke seems a good bet to replace him in attacking midfield after he got the second goal in Sunday's win over Rangers.
Watch: Oliver Burke registered a debut assist against Dortmund on Matchday 2:
Although the meeting of two teams that currently lie second in their respective leagues was also Burke's first start at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, the 19-year-old insisted that the fact his side were playing Scottish opposition did not mean he was more motivated than usual.
"I treat every game like a special game for me," Burke told RB Leipzig TV. "I just love being out there and playing my football."
Burke has already demonstrated as much this season after making the move to Germany from Nottingham Forest FC last summer. The Scotland international is following in the footsteps of compatriots like Paul Lambert and Mark McGhee, and he has not looked out of place in the Bundesliga - scoring once and making two goals in his 13 appearances so far.
Watch: Burke opened his Bundesliga account against Köln on Matchday 5:
Forsberg was red carded in Leipzig's 3-0 loss against FC Bayern München in their final game of 2016. As a result, Burke is hoping to make his second start in the league when fourth-placed Frankfurt visit Leipzig on Saturday.
"We go into every game and we give our best," he said after the Rangers game. "We only want to win our matches and that’s the best way to be."