Hertha BSC: Magath provides insight into deeply torn squad

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Magath gives insight into a deeply torn squad

“Derby’s bankruptcy is now over”, assures Félix Magath

For Felix Magath, the bitter derby defeat to Union Berlin is over. After a joint team evening on Wednesday, the Hertha coach would like to look ahead and aggressively go to the basement duel in Augsburg.

On Saturday, Hertha BSC will take on FC Augsburg in a game-changing relegation duel. Coach Felix Magath had previously complained about the lack of top players in the Berlin squad. His clear words give deep insight.

IIn the 29 games of this Bundesliga season so far, Hertha BSC have already conceded 66 goals. Only Greuther Fürth, bottom of the table, has more (72). The result is a 17th place, the Berliners are on the verge of relegation.

On Saturday (3:30 p.m., Sky), the capital club will face FC Augsburg in a duel in the basement. Coach Felix Magath finds clear words before trending play that provide deep insight.

Hertha coach Felix Magath gives clear training instructions and misses top players

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He calls for cohesion in the Berliners’ fight to stay in the league. The club are in a “special situation”, the penultimate table coach said. For example, it cannot be compared to the start of a season. Then Magath says phrases that give deep insight into a team torn apart. “Now only solidarity helps,” said the coach: “In a situation like this, you have to stick together, even if there are things that you absolutely don’t want and that you absolutely don’t want. accept.”

More recently, Hertha fans asked the players to take off their shirts after the derby home defeat to 1. FC Union. Some players accepted. “The fans gave us great support before and during the game and wanted us to fight. We didn’t achieve that,” Magath said. “That’s why they have every right to be angry. However, it doesn’t help either side to be insulted for a few minutes – you can apologize and then part ways to calm the situation.”

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The 68-year-old stressed that this situation cannot be positively resolved with disagreements and allegations. “It’s only possible if you pull yourself together,” Magath said. The match in Augsburg is followed by home matches against VfB Stuttgart and at Arminia Bielefeld.

From the point of view of their interim coach and experienced ‘saviour’, the Berliners have to do without a top player: “Another problem in our squad is that we actually don’t have any. The only is Prince Boateng, who cannot play 90 minutes due to injuries, he could pack his teammates and transform games like the one against Union with his mentality.

The 35-year-old veteran returned to Hertha on a free transfer before the season but was only on the pitch for the club for a total of 496 minutes in 15 competitive games – Boateng was not there the full distance in any of them. .

In the meantime, an important date has been announced: the long-awaited general meeting of Hertha is scheduled for May 29. Members were informed of this date by email. Official invitations will be sent later.

Clash between Windhorst and Gegenbauer

The meeting is due to start at 11:00 a.m. in Hall 20. The date is after a decision was made on whether Hertha can prevent the club’s seventh relegation from the Bundesliga in history.

At the meeting, there is expected to be a confrontation between investor Lars Windhorst and Hertha chairman Werner Gegenbauer. Windhorst recently called on club members to ask for the current management team to vote around Gegenbauer at the meeting.

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It is no longer possible “to achieve something together as a team under Mr. Gegenbauer’s leadership”, Windhorst told the Bild television channel.

Part of the Hertha fans took a stand in the power struggle at 1: 4 in the derby against Union Berlin on Saturday. “Windhorst and Gegenbauer out”, appeared on a large poster on the upper level of the East Stand of the Olympic Stadium.

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