Crisis getting worse: Hertha BSC in Frankfurt without a chance
At Hertha BSC, the sporting crisis intensifies in the relegation battle. In Frankfurt it is the fourth defeat in a row. At the moment there is little reason for hope.
The visibly served Sandro Schwarz did not want to worry about his job after the next bankruptcy with Hertha BSC.
“I have no idea whether the trust of the bosses has limits,” said the coach of the Berliners who were still without a win this year after the next setback in the relegation battle of the Bundesliga. “You have to ask her that.”
The 0: 3 (0: 2) at Eintracht Frankfurt at the end of a “wild week” (Schwarz) with the separation of managing director Fredi Bobic and the commitment of the new sports director Benjamin Weber, the capital club slipped even deeper into the sporting crisis . After 19 games, the table penultimate has a total of 14 points, who played like a relegated team, especially in the first half. “I’m aware that we don’t have enough points,” admitted Schwarz.
Weber with a flaming appeal before the game
Before the game at the Europa League winner, for whom Randal Kolo Muani (21st / penalty kick, 28th minute) and Aurélio Buta (90th + 4) met in front of 49,500 fans, sports director Weber made a passionate appeal to the professionals . “We want to win the city, we want to win the fans and of course we want a team that plays football enthusiastically,” said the 42-year-old on the Sky microphone.
There was nothing to be seen. The Berliners acted sluggishly, sluggishly and discouraged in the first round, which Schwarz clearly complained about at half-time. “During the break, the coach appealed to our honor that we couldn’t play like this and had to show a different face,” reported striker Florian Niederlechner after the final whistle.
“The first half was disappointing. We had too little access, too little confidence and always a wait-and-see attitude,” criticized Schwarz. Marco Richter assessed the performance in the first 45 minutes in a similar way. “We had big plans before the game and wanted to hold back. Unfortunately nothing worked. That can’t happen to us,” said the offensive man and demanded: “We have to wake up slowly and score.”
Hertha offensive with terrible record
The Berliners have now lost four games in a row and have not scored a goal for over four hours. A horror record that gives little courage. Especially since the club acted very cautiously in the winter transfer phase despite the threatening sporting situation. Returnee Tolga Cigerci was the only new signing. Weber defended the club’s reticence in the transfer market. “We only acted on conviction and did something where we clearly stand behind it and it fit into our economic framework. We have confidence in the group,” he said.
It is now up to the team to confirm this in the coming weeks. However, the task does not get any easier. First Borussia Mönchengladbach makes a guest appearance with the Berliners, who then have to go to Borussia Dortmund. “The most important thing is that you stay positive, even when it’s difficult. We all have to stick together. Then I’m sure we’ll get out of the hole,” said Niederlechner.
Malice from the Frankfurt fans
The team fully relies on black. “The coach is one hundred percent the right coach. A lot of players see it that way. We’re behind him one hundred percent,” said Richter. He hopes “that the ball will somehow go over the line again and we’ll find our way back to success”.
If this does not succeed, after eleven years there is a risk of the sixth relegation in the club’s history, which the Frankfurt fans have already sung maliciously. “Hey, that’s going, Hertha is finally getting off,” echoed through the arena. The Berliners want to prevent this with all their might. “It’s just a shit situation at the moment. No point, no happiness. We need it so that we can continue to believe in our work,” said Kevin-Prince Boateng and appealed to his own supporters: “I know it’s for ours It’s very tough for the fans. But we have to pull together and we need every Hertha player to do it.”