Dhat was a turbulent roller coaster ride. First the furious spectacle against Leipzig, then the sobering defeats against Lisbon and Wolfsburg. Overall, the first of a good eight intensive weeks of work was disappointing for Eintracht. Coach Oliver Glasner’s team didn’t manage to follow up the intoxicating 4-0 win over RB with more brilliant performances.
At 0: 3 in the first Champions League game in the club’s history, the Portuguese, who were not exactly overpowering, relentlessly showed their limits. In the almost traditional home defeat against VfL Wolfsburg in their core Bundesliga business, the team also missed a lot of what worked against Leipzig a week ago. Could it be that the impressive home win over Leipzig was a slip and that Eintracht played beyond their means?
It is annoying that important players are not available due to injuries, especially now that the additional tasks in the premier class are happening on a weekly basis. After the low blow against Wolfsburg, coach Glasner at least refrained from citing this as a possible excuse for the defeat.
Eintracht needs an increase
Instead, he opted for a general criticism of his team’s overall appearance. Glasner was rightly bitterly disappointed with a sluggish, uninspiring performance. After six rounds of points, Eintracht is where it was at the end of last season: eleventh place in no man’s land in the table. But this cannot be the claim of the Europa League winner.
If the team makes its way to Marseille this Monday, the possible end of all dreams of the premier class threatens early on. The 0: 3 against Sporting weighs heavily on Eintracht’s ambitions. At Olympique, a win on Tuesday (9 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Champions League and on DAZN) is almost mandatory.
Kevin Trapp will be the focus of attention in the sold-out Stade Vélodrome. A blunder like against Wolfsburg, which meant the only goal conceded, cannot be allowed a second time by the national keeper. For months, the sovereign has been an outstanding support on the line of his team.
If Trapp keeps what is expected of him and the offensive department shows more fortune and penetrating power again, Eintracht can make an exclamation mark in Marseille. However, this requires an overall increase in performance.