AOn Thursday, almost two weeks after the Bayern game, Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner, to his surprise, gained a new insight when looking back on the 2-1 success. The 47-year-old Austrian only noticed while studying video that the Frankfurters were outnumbered when Filip Kostic scored the winning goal in Munich. Because defensive player Tuta was not on the pitch at this time due to cramps.
“I didn’t know that,” said Glasner. Because most of the Eintracht players had returned from their appearances in the respective national teams, the team was almost complete two days before the home game on Saturday (3.30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on Sky) against Hertha BSC Berlin. Glasner showed his assembled staff in the ProfiCamp cut scenes from the victories against Munich and Antwerp (1-0) in order to “pick up” the players at home. You should feel like you’re “back with Eintracht Frankfurt”. And after their return they should “build up the enthusiasm” that they had felt after their show in Munich.
Longest home run in the league
In the duel with Hertha, Frankfurt want to pick up where they left off at Bayern after the national team break. The first win of the season in the seventh attempt is now to be followed by the first home win. In the overall view, Eintracht’s home record in the Bundesliga is a house number. Across the seasons, the Hessians have been unbeaten in the World Cup arena for 22 games (twelve wins and ten draws). The last failure of Eintracht was on June 6, 2020, when Mainz won the prestigious away game 2-0. Frankfurt can currently boast of the longest home series in the league. Only Glasner is waiting for his first home win as a coach in Frankfurt after three draws in this round.
He was “not afraid” that his players might think about Bayern because of the success, “that it will automatically continue like this in the coming weeks,” said Glasner. Timothy Chandler supports the view of his coach with the words: “Against Berlin the three points have to stay at home, otherwise the Bayern game didn’t bring us much.” Sebastian Rode and Christopher Lenz are still out for the meeting on the eighth match day due to injury . Aymen Barkok is also missing (knee injury).