In the second game of the second half of the season, Eintracht Frankfurt finally wants to score. Another player in training is back with Erik Durm.
A defeat that hurts, but is optimistic: Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner.
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Nothing is final in Corona times and nevertheless Oliver Glasner is cautiously confident. The head coach announced on Friday that the personnel situation at Eintracht Frankfurt was “relaxed”. In the morning, Erik Durm, another professional who had recently been infected with the virus, returned to training. Djibril Sow and Almamy Touré had already returned to the team on Tuesday.
Only since Costa is still in quarantine – Lenz and Hauge still have no options
Only right-back Danny da Costa is now in quarantine. The end of this is foreseeable. However, after the experience of the past week, Glasner knows that short-term failures are possible at any time. Christopher Lenz and Jens Petter Hauge will be missing from the away game against FC Augsburg on Sunday (kick-off 3.30 p.m., LIVE! At kicker). Both trained individually again after their muscle injuries. Glasner expects the duo to return for the home game against Arminia Bielefeld next Friday.
First leg: 0-0 despite 21-4 shots on goal
Against Augsburg, after the 2: 3 against Borussia Dortmund last weekend, the first win of the year should finally be achieved. “Very well organized” is the FCA’s opinion, Glasner, who also identified a “good physique” and a “no frills” attacking game in the sixteenth. In the first half of the season it was only enough for Eintracht to score 0-0 despite an oppressive superiority and 21: 4 shots on goal.
Why the BVB defeat is optimistic
Now three points should follow with which the SGE could move closer to the table positions that qualify for participation in international business. Glasner, of all things, is optimistic about the defeat against BVB. “We seamlessly followed up on how we performed at the end of the first half of the season,” said the Austrian with a view to three victories before Christmas.
In fact, his team stood up for a long time and only brought in late. “The positive thing is that I can see that we attributed the defeat to ourselves. We have slacked off and no longer put on the pitch what we set out to do,” says Glasner and is hopeful: “That shows that we have the trumps ourselves in hand. I can see how dedicated the guys are in training. They’re hot even though it’s cool outside. ”