Coach Oliver Glasner will not overestimate the game against the weak at the start of the season in the capital club.
Frankfurt – Now that all world-traveling national players are back with the exception of Rafael Borré, the Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner has asked for the Eintracht professionals to go to the cinema. There has recently been a corresponding space in the professional camp, where the highlights from the last two victorious games were viewed to give the globetrotters a feeling of harmony again. Some of the selected footballers played other systems, were used in other positions, but now that everyday life has returned, when & YOU are put on the track again. “Now we’re Eintracht Frankfurt again,” said Oliver Glasner before the game against Hertha BSC.
During the joyful video study of the coup from Fröttmaning, the football teacher even noticed a small peculiarity on the side. When the Hessians scored the winning goal, they were actually on the pitch with one man less, Tuta was out with cramps, Ajdin Hrustic was not on the field yet, and “we still scored the winning goal”. Will the victory against Überbayern be even more colossal? By no means, Glasner knows how to correctly assess this surprise success. His players, he has found out in various conversations over the last few days, also know very well how to classify this wondrous 2: 1.
Eintracht Frankfurt versus Hertha BSC: back to the agenda after Bayern victory
And it is long time to tick off this victory, to get back to business as usual. “We can’t talk about the victory in Munich until Christmas”, says the Austrian. The only thing that this coup has achieved: “The victory only helps us in terms of self-confidence,” says Glasner, even the euphoric mood that prevailed at the beginning has to be “rebuilt” for a week and a half after the absence of a good dozen professionals. Glasner is very confident that he WILL make it.
Everyone knows that the home game on Saturday in the good old Bundesliga time at half past four will not be a sure-fire success, nobody should believe that “everything will automatically go well”. Everything is different than 14 days ago, on “Day of German Unity”, as jokers called this year’s 3rd October: You play at home, in front of significantly more than 30,000 spectators (press spokesman Bartosz Niedzwiedzki) – 40,000 are allowed under 3G Plus -Conditions come – there WILL be a different play facility, the opponent is a different one. One who was last shaken badly, stumbling across the football fields like a battered boxer.
Eintracht Frankfurt against Hertha BSC: Capitals leave the trouble to the opponent
There WILL also be a completely different game because Hertha, unlike Bayern, are one of the teams in the league with the fewest ball contacts. The capitals leave the hardships of making the game to the opponent, concentrating on counterattacks and taking advantage of mistakes. Glasner thinks that Hertha has “as far as the names are concerned”, a team with a lot of quality and many experienced players, such as Prince Boateng, to name just the one who can look back on a glorious Frankfurt past. Boateng won the DFB Cup in 2018, was one of the thinkers and leaders, and should do the same at the Big City Klub. So far with modest success. Since the end of his engagements in Frankfurt in the summer of 2018, Hertha has already been the Prince’s sixth club.
In any case, as Glasner said early on, Eintracht could “gild” the Munich triumph with a win against beatable Berliners. Nevertheless, the coach will speak of a “sticking point game”, a game that sets the course. “I’m not a friend of it.” Then came the Europa League Piraeus, another sticking point game, then promoted Bochum, against whom the man should not lose, then the unity against Leipzig always looked good, such scenarios could be endless. “It cracks almost every week.” The decisive factor is much more: “Game after game when we find the focus. If we can do that, we can also perform well. “
SGE against Hertha: Glasner is spoiled for choice
The coach will have to worry a bit about the line-up until Saturday. Except for Aymen Barkok, who returned from the international match with a knee injury, Christopher Lenz (muscular problems) and Sebastian Rode (training deficit), everyone is on board, including the recently ailing Evan Ndicka and Almamy Touré. Glasner has many options and is spoiled for choice. “We can absolutely trust every player.” (Thomas Kilchenstein)