“He rocked us all inside”
Now Magath complains of reconciliation
Hertha BSC continues to tremble with relegation, they have to settle for the last day of the Bundesliga against second-placed Dortmund. Coach Felix Magath doesn’t like him at all. According to him, part of the fault lies with the reconciliation with the fans. He arrived at the wrong time, according to the manager.
Hertha BSC manager Felix Magath criticized his team’s reconciliation with the fans as being too late and therefore negative for the attitude in the lost match against FSV Mainz 05. “It should have been resolved much earlier in the week. . That’s how he distracted us, he rocked us all, “said the interim manager of the Berlin Bundesliga club of the” Bild “newspaper.
Hertha lost their home game to Mainz 2-1 on Saturday and were therefore unable to stay in the league, not least because VfB Stuttgart played 2-2 against FC Bayern. “There was no final focus,” Magath said. “This applies to all of us! We weren’t as focused as we should have.”
The players stopped boycotting fans shortly before the match. After the warm-up program ended, the pros jumped over the billboard and ran into the packed east stand. Previously, they had refused to enter the fan curve for three games. The reason was the action of some fans after the derby lost 4-1 against 1. FC Union in April. At the time, several Ultras had asked the pros to take off their shirts and put them on the ground in front of the fans’ curve as a sign of humility.
For the last match of the Bundesliga season on Saturday at Borussia Dortmund (15: 30 / Sky and in the ntv.de live ticker) Magath now expects his side to perform as in the 1-0 win at FC Augsburg in mid-April. “We fought there, accepted every duel with passion, gave it our all for 90 minutes. I expect the same in Dortmund now.”
VfB Stuttgart are playing against 1 at the same time. FC Köln and can still overtake the Berliners if they don’t score thanks to better goal difference. The minimum goal of 16th place has been met, but the maximum goal of 15th place has not yet been achieved, according to Magath. “We have detention, but everything is still possible.”