Nagelsmann, who is still in coronavirus quarantine and will not be on the spot in Berlin, led the day after the violent cup knockout. many discussions with leading players, but also with the board members Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salahamidzic. “The defeat showed” first and foremost that we are people and not machines, “said the coach. He was aware that” such results should be unique at Bayern, “said Nagelsmann. Striker Thomas Müller tried his hand at an explanation: “We haven’t found this point where the FC Bayern rage engine starts.” In Berlin, however, the engine is supposed to start again.
The Berlin team with Christopher Trimmel are the only team that was unbeaten against Bayern last season. “We kept bothering them, always stressing them,” said coach Urs Fischer looking back on two draws. The fact that the Munich team are now particularly motivated makes no difference to Fischer: “The task is difficult enough. It doesn’t change whether they come with a special anger. “
Hütter wants to take the cup swing with him
Concentration on the championship applies after the gala in the cup but also with the Gladbachers. “We just have to take this momentum with us now. We are aware that we have to score points in the championship, ”said coach Adi Hütter before Sunday’s game against Bochum.
Bochum won the last three competitive games, emphasized Hütter, who does not believe that the Revierclub “will be behind after three wins”. Rather, Austrians expect an “unpleasant opponent”. He added: “We want to win this game, we can win this game, and I would almost say we have to”, emphasized the Vorarlberg resident, who is only twelfth with his team.
Surprise team Freiburg against bottom of the table
The only club in the German league that has not lost a competitive game this season is surprisingly SC Freiburg. In the home game against Greuther Fürth, the bottom of the table without a win and who has been beaten, third in the table is the clear favorite. SC trainer Christian Streich has with his team “no point zero the feeling that they are going into the game and thinks that we will simply win it”.
Both teams have personnel problems. At Freiburg, for example, the use of ÖFB team defender Philipp Lienhart is questionable. Fürth reported five players with a positive coronavirus test who are in quarantine at home on Friday. “We can play in Freiburg”, assured coach Stefan Leitl. “We bring a powerful force to the field.”
Glasner’s harmony against Leipzig called for
At the other end of the table, Eintracht Frankfurt is the surprise. In view of the roller coaster ride and only three points ahead of a direct relegation rank, the Eintracht is a mystery and against Leipzig under pressure. “The enormous fluctuations in performance are surprising for all of us,” said coach Oliver Glasner.
“We all pull our hair out. Not just me or the fans, but also the players. That concerns them because – for that I put my hand in the fire – they give everything ”, the Upper Austrian assured. The crash into the league cellar is in contrast to the games in the Europa League. Most recently, Eintracht even shone against Olympiacos Piraeus (3: 1).
At VfL Wolfsburg, coach Florian Kohfeldt makes his debut. The successor to Mark van Bommel should end the crash of the factory club after the last eight competitive games without a win and four Bundesliga defeats in a row. His team needs “a lot of courage,” said Kohfeldt before the guest appearance at Bayer Leverkusen, fourth in the table.