In the matching press conference on Thursday, Corkut announced “a few hardship cases”, Herthas over weeks extremely tense personnel situation has improved significantly. “I have 23 players and three goalkeepers. I’m glad to be in such a situation,” said the coach. “The last weeks it was more of the other way around. I’ll have to hurt one or the other.”
For example, the person selection in the defense center becomes tricky. In Freiburg (0: 3), where Dedryck Boyata and Linus Gechter formed the internal defense, MARC Oliver Kempf because of a red-lock and Niklas strongly because of the follow-up of his coronavirus infection. Both are on board again. Also, Gechter, who left in Freiburg because of thigh problems, and Marton Dardai (after ankle violence) are fit. From his three renowned center defenders Boyata, Kempf and strong Korkut has to set one on the bank.
In the gate could be declared the coach, which is still victorious with Hertha in 2022, the decision. Stemkeeper Alexander Schwolow (Covid-19) was still infectious on Thursday morning. “What tomorrow is, we can not foresee,” explained Korkut. “But I do not assume that Alex is available to us at the weekend.” This is likely Marcel Lotka, who had delivered a very appealing Bundesliga debut in Freiburg, again have good cards on a mission.
“Marcel has improved his position through his performance in the last game,” Kaskut said. “But also Oliver Christensen and Nils Körber were normal this week in the training business. We still have a workout tomorrow. And then a little bit of gust.” The fact that Lotka will change to the U 23 by Borussia Dortmund after this season is playing for corkut according to its own statement for the Frankfurt game “absolutely no role – I can separate that very well”.
It’s time “about every day and the performance in training and in the game”. Hikel is the decision yet: Already in January there was the consideration in the coaching team to make a change on the goalkeeping position because Schwolow seemed uncertain. But at that time, the Dane Geten Christensen fell out because of a thigh blade. Now he is fit – but Lotka, who did not just like his reflections in Freiburg, but also with his body language, has not delivered an argument to take him out of the gate.
Courage makes hertha the first leg
After the crash on the relegation platz, the signs are meanwhile clear. “We were in the last games in it, but have nothing to get for it,” Kulkut said. “That means: the same thing about commitment, performance is not enough. We have to be persistent and do everything to get the pendulum on our side and bring the victory we need.”
We have proved very well in Frankfurt that it is possible.
Courage makes Hertha the first leg. The Berliners won in mid-October after a difficult weeks before – a 0: 6 in Leipzig and a 1: 2 against Freiburg – 2: 1 in Frankfurt by Goals of Marco Richter and Jurgen Ekkelenkamp. “It will definitely get a lot of work on us,” said Managing Director Fredi Bobic, who meets his ex employer. “Against the Eintracht you have to work and be well organized. We have proven well in Frankfurt that it is possible. At home we want to repeat it.”