Urs Fischer did not are living the miracle of Barcelona. When Eintracht Frankfurt celebrated their historic success at the Camp Nou past Thursday, Fischer was with his coaching workers in the Friedrichshain arena, viewing Eisbären’s engage in-off victory from Kölner Haie. “I relished ice hockey and only then did I go household and enjoy the Frankfurt vs. Barcelona match,” the 1. FC Union mentor explained on Friday.
I had to see it, mainly because on Sunday (17:30, live on Dazn) Eintracht will pay a visit to Köpenick. 3 days soon after the triumph in front of 80,000 spectators in Barcelona, Oliver Glasner’s workforce has to combat for participation in the next European year in the tiny stadium An der Alten Försterei.
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It is a relatively weird date for equally teams, who finished amongst the outstanding. Frankfurt supervisor Oliver Glasner only snuck onto the Camp Nou pitch a couple times in the past and can previously look ahead to the semi-finals against West Ham United. In the meantime, Fischer has to maintain his workforce heat amongst past week’s derby victory and a cup semi-final at RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
Ahead of Sunday’s game, the Swiss questioned for “emotional manage. Of study course there is also a specific euphoria, you acquire that with you,” he explained, recalling the derby. “But it can be starting from scratch. I presently explained it after the activity in opposition to Hertha: it’s also important to confirm the functionality”.
Just after all, this match could be just as significant for both teams as the forthcoming cup dates. Union are now 5 factors in advance of Frankfurt in seventh place and can shift nearer to the international destinations with a earn. For Eintracht, it really is about not getting rid of touch in the race for Europe.
“The team is familiar with this problem, it was just about the same commencing position in the video game towards Cologne,” said Fischer, recalling the Köpenickers’ very last residence acquire. ‘Especially at household with the assistance of our lovers, we want the 3 points’ Alongside with FC Bayern, Frankfurt are a person of two Bundesliga sides that the Union have but to conquer in their individual stadium.
In his two a long time in Frankfurt and the past time in Schalke, he was only 2nd choice to Rönnow
The kind of a previous Frankfurter in the Union purpose also speaks to the fact that the dwelling get will work this time. Frederik Rönnow has by no means dropped in his nine appearances for Union and need to be concerning the posts on Sunday way too. As Fischer described, the ailing Andreas Luthe was “coming back”, but an assignment is still questionable.
But even if Luthe is back again to 100 p.c, he has to start stressing about his regular location. For almost two years he was the undisputed quantity a person at Köpenick, but his most recent failure opened the door for Rönnow.
It is also an opportunity for him to last but not least breathe new lifetime into his Bundesliga career soon after three many years. In 2018, the Dane arrived in Frankfurt from Bröndby IF with high hopes, but as he stated this 7 days on club television, the start out went erroneous: “The first year in Frankfurt was quite complicated. I had an harm immediately after a few or four months, then Kevin Trapp arrived alongside and I failed to engage in as considerably.”
In his two years at Frankfurt and past period at Schalke, he was generally only 2nd preference. That was also the case at Union just lately, but he now has a probability, of all items, from his former club to use for a extended-phrase standard spot. It continues to be to be found whether he will also make a European journey with the Berliners in the new year. However, a get on Sunday would absolutely aid.
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