AWhen the unavoidable question of the table constellation was asked, Adi Hütter paused. The coach of the Frankfurt Eintracht leaned slightly forward, looked right at the wall hanging on the wall and saw what has been true for almost an hour and the furious 3-0 home victory against FC Schalke 04: His team is on the spot four. Behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach and RB Leipzig – but even before the Munich Bayern. Hütter was not led by the reporter question on the ice. He did not enter Bavaria at all, but simply replied: "We've been lower down here before."
No doubt: Hütter enjoyed the moment, which he understood as just such: "It is only a snapshot." A consideration of the current state of Eintracht, which has been characterized by a characteristic for weeks – Konstanz. After the bumpy start of the season and the first-round in the DFB Cup at the regional league kickers of SSV Ulm Hütter has made fast and consistent corrections and gradually reoriented his team. In retrospect, decisive for the current high, which was further confirmed on Sunday by the impressive 3-0 against last year's championship second Schalke, was the coup of Marseille. The surprising 2-1 in the Europa League before empty ranks in the neat stadium of Olympique was a turning point and a restart at the same time. Since then, the Eintracht engine runs smoothly and smoothly. The victory against Schalke was the ninth competitive game in a row, in which the Frankfurt football pros have remained unbeaten. The reward: In the core business Bundesliga, the Hütter troupe is in fourth place.
The spectacle against Schalke
She also does so because she has to Dortmund (33 goals) together with Gladbach (26 goals) on the best attack of the league. Storm trio Ante Rebic, Sébastien Haller and Luka Jovic are staggering. Hütter called his double scorer Jovic on Sunday as a "grenade". Words like these are rarely heard by Eintracht trainers. But after the spectacle against Schalke they were quite appropriate. It was really nice to see how Jovic struck twice in the style of a long-serving goalkeeper and with his two goals in the 61st and 73rd Minute cracked the defensive block Schalke and the Eintracht paved the way to victory, the assault colleague Haller in the 80th minute still followed the 3: 0. "Jovic is just 20 years old," said Hütter, "and he's already doing such an incredible job." The young Serb has already scored nine goals – more than any other attacker in the Bundesliga. Jovic was one of the reasons why fans sympathizing with the Eintracht tuned in to the crowded ranks songs that sounded like: "German champion will only be the SGE" and "Europe's best team – SGE". Everything loud and clearly audible. But not for one like Hütter, as the Eintracht coach later wanted to believe. "I only heard that it was loud," said the 48-year-old Austrian. "But not what the fans sang." However, Hütter has noticed that his players left a lot of time after the final whistle to get into the dressing room. They responded to the request to show their attachment. Hütter said: "The lap of honor was fun," to say with a warning undertone, "But football is so fast. Nothing is given to you. "That's why coach Hütter attaches great importance to virtues such as work and discipline. His players are up to specifications, and his magnificent Frankfurt storm has once again shown that you can play well with three attackers. Also Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco spoke appreciatively of "the force of harmony".
From the ranks of the Frankfurt players but also ambiguous tones were heard. Although Jonathan de Guzmán was happy about a "great performance". At the same time, however, the Dutchman admitted "that we are very tired". The last appearance before the game against Schalke 04 was finally back only three days. But even in Cyprus was found with Apollon Limassol no opponent who could beat the Frankfurt. De Guzmán saw the key to this success, which has been going on for weeks now, in "this great team" in their behavior. "Everyone is very disciplined. All the boys are doing a great job. In our team there is a good spirit. "From the mouth of goal scorer Haller it sounded like this:" Everyone works together with us. We players have gained experience. "And at points. After eleven laps completed, there are already 20 points that Eintracht has won. Ten more than Schalke, the club from the premier class. The Europa League participants Eintracht, sovereign leaders in Group H and after the 3-2 in Nicosia already qualified for the semifinals, has also shown against Schalke that he can not only "Europe," as this board Axel Hellmann in Cyprus repeated. The Eintracht can also Bundesliga – and this autumn pretty well.