Unity against VfL Bochum will be more difficult than against Piraeus

AOn Thursday evening, a few minutes after the rousing 3-1 win over Olympiacos in the Europa League, Sebastian Rode set the direction for the away game in Bochum this Sunday (7.30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and DAZN). “We have to call up our performance against the promoted team and accept the hot fight,” said the Eintracht captain in the press conference room of the World Cup arena.

The 31-year-old didn’t want to be a spoilsport in high spirits, the joy of the Frankfurt Festival on the international stage was written on his face – especially because he had made his comeback for around ten minutes after a long injury break (knee) and was back again the success community was. But with his wake-up call, Rode warned his colleagues not to continue the playful fickleness this season.

The harmony is unpredictable: Sometimes it shows its best side like against Piraeus or Bayern Munich (2: 1), and sometimes it is in insufficient shape like in the 1: 2 at home against Hertha BSC Berlin – including the Bochum coach Thomas From a distance, Reis noticed that the Hessians are a “lucky bag”. “We have to get constancy and take the duel with Piraeus as a small measure,” demanded Rode. “It would be nice if this game were the key moment for a successful season.” The beginning of a new start is made from Eintracht’s point of view. “After the Berlin game, we wanted a reaction.” According to Rode, every player knows “what has struck the hour”.

Everyday business Bundesliga

In Bochum, Eintracht has the day-to-day business in the Bundesliga again. She literally has to stay on the ball now. Prove to everyone that she is really capable of reversing. “Most of all, we lack consistency over 90 minutes or over several match days.” It is important “that we don’t fall into euphoria now,” warned Oliver Glasner. With VfL, the coach expects a “highly motivated opponent in a sold-out stadium. We are warned. If you play 95 percent in the Bundesliga, you leave the field as a loser, ”he said. His captain Rode assumes “that it will be more difficult for us than against Piraeus”.




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